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Yardsticks : Children in the Classroom Ages 4-14



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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.

Author Biography

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
Introductionp. 3
Developmental Considerationsp. 11
Yardsticks: Broad Guidelinesp. 39
Four-Year-Oldsp. 47
Five-Year-Oldsp. 57
Six-Year-Oldsp. 73
Seven-Year-Oldsp. 85
Eight-Year-Oldsp. 97
Nine-Year-Oldsp. 107
Ten-Year-Oldsp. 119
Eleven-Year-Oldsp. 131
Twelve-Year-Oldsp. 143
Thirteen-Year-Oldsp. 155
Fourteen-Year-Oldsp. 167
Acknowledgmentsp. 183
Referencesp. 185
The Birthday Cluster Exercise : Where Is Your Class Developmentally?p. 195
Resources for Educatorsp. 201
Resources for Parentsp. 205
Some Favorite Books for Children at Different Agesp. 207
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