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Written with warmth and humor, Yardsticks offers clear descriptions of children's development. This comprehensive, user-friendly reference has been a favorite of parents and teachers for more than 10 years. For each age, this book includes: narrative description of developmental traits; charts summarizing physical, social, language, and cognitive growth patterns; suggestions for curricular areas: reading, writing, mathematics, and thematic units; favorite books for different ages. What's new in the 3rd edition: a brief overview of issues in the development of bilingualism and biliteracy among Latino/Hispanic children; an appendix on the ¿birthday cluster exercise¿ for applying the information in the book to working with a whole class of students; an updated list of recommended children¿s books; an updated list of recommended resources for teachers and parents.
Chip Wood is principal of Sheffield Elementary School is Turners Falls, Massachusetts, and co-founder of Northeast Foundation for Children.
Table of Contents
|Preface to the Third Edition|
|Developmental Considerations||p. 11|
|Yardsticks: Broad Guidelines||p. 39|
|The Birthday Cluster Exercise : Where Is Your Class Developmentally?||p. 195|
|Resources for Educators||p. 201|
|Resources for Parents||p. 205|
|Some Favorite Books for Children at Different Ages||p. 207|
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