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Week by Week : Plans for Observing and Recording Young Children

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2nd
ISBN13:

9780766810549

ISBN10:
0766810542
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
8/15/2000
Publisher(s):
CENGAGE Delmar Learning
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Summary

This well-organized book provides students with a systematic plan for week-by-week documentation of each child's development in an early childhood setting. It presents instruction in the most common and useful recording techniques as well as a review of basic child development principles. By using a glossary of terms, diagrams and thinking exercises, this book provides early childhood education students with an essential guide for child observation and portfolio building.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments x
Introduction: Getting Started 1(1)
The Whys of Observing
1(6)
Portfolios
7(2)
Week by Week Plan
9(3)
Topics in Observation: The Ecological View of the Child
12(3)
Now You Can Get Started
15(1)
A Word about Confidentiality
16(2)
Using the Class List Log to Look at Separation and School Adjustment
18(22)
Using the Class List Log
18(3)
Topics in Observation: Why Not Use a Diary or Daily Journal?
21(2)
Using the Reflective Journal
23(2)
Looking at Separation and School Adjustment
25(10)
Helping All Children with Separation and School Adjustment
35(1)
Helping Professionals for Separation and School Adjustment Concerns
36(1)
Other Methods
36(1)
Plan A
37(1)
Plan B
38(1)
Plan C
38(2)
Using Anecdotal Recordings to Look at Self-Care
40(22)
Using the Anecdotal Recording
40(5)
Looking at Self-Care Skills
45(2)
Topics in Observation: Using All Our Senses
47(10)
Helping All Children with Self-Care Skills
57(1)
Helping Professionals for Self-Care Skills
57(1)
Other Methods
57(1)
Plan A
58(1)
Plan B
59(1)
Plan C
60(2)
Using Checklists to Look at Physical Development
62(21)
Using the Checklist
62(4)
Topics in Observation: Your Frame of Reference
66(2)
Looking at Growth and Development
68(11)
Helping All Children with Physical Development
79(1)
Helping Professionals for Physical Development Concerns
79(1)
Other Methods
79(1)
Plan A
79(1)
Plan B
80(1)
Plan C
81(2)
Using Running Records to Look at Social Development
83(20)
Using Running Records
83(5)
Looking at Social Development
88(1)
Topics in Observation: ``The Stew''
89(9)
Helping All Children with Social Development
98(1)
Helping Professionals for Social Development Concerns
98(1)
Other Methods
99(1)
Plan A
99(1)
Plan B
100(1)
Plan C
101(2)
Using Frequency Counts to Look at Emotional Development
103(23)
Using Frequency Counts
103(4)
Looking at Emotional Development
107(11)
Helping All Children with Emotional Development
118(1)
Helping Professionals for Emotional Concerns
118(1)
Other Methods
118(1)
Topics in Observation: The Assessment and Curriculum Braid
119(3)
Plan A
122(1)
Plan B
123(1)
Plan C
124(2)
Using Conversations to Listen to Language and Speech
126(20)
Using Conversations as an Observation Method
126(5)
Listening to Language and Speech
131(7)
Helping All Children with Language Development
138(1)
Topics in Observation: Diversity
139(1)
Helping Professionals for Speech and Language Concerns
140(1)
Other Methods
141(1)
Plan A
141(2)
Plan B
143(1)
Plan C
144(2)
Using Time Samples to Look at Attention Span
146(21)
Using Time Samples
146(5)
Looking at Cognitive Development
151(7)
Topics in Observation: Measuring Cognitive Development---Why Not Test?
158(3)
Helping All Children with Attention Span
161(1)
Helping Professionals for Attention Concerns
162(1)
Other Methods
162(1)
Plan A
163(1)
Plan B
164(1)
Plan C
165(2)
Using Cognitive Task Experiments to Look at Cognitive Development
167(19)
Using Cognitive Task Experiments and Assessments
167(2)
Looking at Cognitive Development: Math and Science
169(10)
Topics in Observation: ``Real'' Curriculum
179(1)
Helping All Children with Cognitive Development
180(1)
Helping Professionals for Cognitive Concerns
181(1)
Other Methods
181(1)
Plan A
182(1)
Plan B
182(1)
Plan C
183(1)
Plan D
184(2)
Using Rating Scales to Look at Literacy
186(27)
Using the Rating Scale
186(4)
Looking at Literacy
190(15)
Helping All Children with Literacy
205(2)
Topics in Observation: Books in the Sandbox
207(1)
Helping Professionals for Literacy Concerns
208(1)
Other Methods
208(1)
Plan A
209(1)
Plan B
210(1)
Plan C
211(2)
Using Work Samples to Look at Creativity
213(24)
Using Work Samples to Observe a Child's Development
213(6)
Looking at Children's Creative Development
219(11)
Helping All Children with Creativity
230(1)
Helping Professionals for Creative Arts
230(1)
Other Methods
230(1)
Topics in Observation: Responding to Children's Work
231(2)
Plan A
233(1)
Plan B
234(1)
Plan C
235(2)
Using Technology to Look at Sociodramatic Play
237(19)
Using Technology as Documentation
237(5)
Topics in Observation: Protecting the Rights of the Child
242(1)
Looking at Dramatic Play
243(7)
Helping All Children with Sociodramatic Play
250(1)
Helping Professionals for Play Concerns
251(1)
Other Methods
251(1)
Plan A
252(1)
Plan B
253(1)
Plan C
254(2)
Using Documentation for Child Abuse Suspicions and Looking at Self-Concept
256(22)
Using Documentation for Child Abuse Suspicions
256(5)
Diversity and Child Abuse
261(2)
Topics in Observation: Dealing with Families Suspected of Child Maltreatment
263(1)
Self-Concept and Self-Esteem
264(8)
Helping All Children with Self-Esteem
272(1)
Helping Professionals for Child Abuse and Self-Esteem Concerns
273(1)
Other Methods
273(1)
Plan A
274(1)
Plan B
275(1)
Plan C
276(2)
Using Program Assessments to Look at Children in Groups
278(22)
Assessing Early Childhood Programs
278(6)
Topics in Observation: Assessing the Environment---Pointing Back at You
284(1)
Looking at the Adjustment of the Child to the Program
285(9)
Helping All Children in Group Settings
294(1)
Helping Professionals for Program Evaluation and Support
295(1)
Other Methods
295(1)
Plan A
296(1)
Plan B
297(1)
Plan C
297(1)
Plan D
298(2)
Using the Portfolio to Conference with Families and Looking at the Child's Interactions with Adults
300(27)
Communication between Home and School
300(1)
Using the Portfolio to Conference with Families
301(1)
Daily Contacts
302(14)
Looking at the Child's Interactions with Adults
316(3)
Topics in Observation: Does the Week-by-Week Plan Meet NAEYC Guidelines for Assessment?
319(3)
Helping All Children through Home and School Communications
322(1)
Helping Professionals for Home and School Communications
323(1)
Other Methods
323(1)
Plan A
323(1)
Plan B
324(1)
Plan C
324(1)
Plan D
325(2)
Using the Yearly Plan to Observe and Record Children's Development
327(4)
Appendix A Week by Week: An Observation Plan for Portfolio Building 331(4)
Appendix B Weeks 15 through 40: Plans for the Week 335(32)
Appendix C Summary of Plans by Developmental Areas 367(4)
Appendix D Observation Forms 371(20)
Appendix E Weeks 15 through 40: Reflective Journal 391(28)
Glossary 419(4)
Index 423


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