Week by Week Plans for Documenting Children’s Development

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-01-01
  • Publisher: South-Western College Pub
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WEEK BY WEEK: PLANS FOR DOCUMENTING CHILDREN'S DEVELOPMENT, Fifth Edition, addresses a dilemma facing pre-service and in-service teachers--how to manage detailed, meaningful documentation on their students' development and achievements while attending to the other functions necessary to keep children safe and actively involved in learning. This all-purpose guide provides a concrete, systematic plan for recording each child's development in all developmental areas, incorporating material on observation methods and techniques, principles of child development, and appropriate practice. Technical aspects of various methods of documentation are presented, as are reviews of the efficiency of each method in capturing important information. Real-life examples, practical tips, forms with clear instructions, and step-by-step guidelines for gathering observational information and building a portfolio for each child make the book useful and relevant to teachers in training as well as practicing professionals.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Getting Started
Using the Class List Log to Look at Separation and School Adjustment
Using Anecdotal Recordings to Look at Self-Care
Using Checklists to Look at Physical Development
Using Running Records to Look at Social Development
Using Frequency Counts to Look at Emotional Development
Using Conversations to Listen to Language and Speech
Using Time Samples to Look at Attention Span
Using Standardized Tests to Look at Cognitive Development
Using Rating Scales to Look at Literacy
Using Work Samples to Look at Creativity
Using Technology to Look at Sociodramatic Play
Using Documentation for Child Abuse Suspicions and Looking at Self-Concept
Using Program Assessments to Look at Children in Groups
Using the Portfolio to Conference with Families and Looking at the Child's Interactions with Adults
Using the Yearly Plan to Observe and Record Children's Development
Week by Week: An Observation Plan for Portfolio Building
Weeks 15 through 40: Plans for the Week
Summary of Plans by Developmental Areas
Observation Forms
Weeks 15 through 40: Reflective Journal
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