Rania Al Hajjar Course Number and Title : E01 Careers in Early Childhood Education Assignment Number: # 8 Date of Submission: Friday March 15, 2019 Part A : Learning Opportunity for a 5-year-old child in the Kindergarten through creative curriculum. Children must be able to comprehend what they hear. Receptive Language includes listening to, recognizing, and understanding the communication of others. Therefore, teachers are very important in helping children develop a strong foundation in language. They influence language development through the language they use, the way they set up the environment, and the types of experiences they provide. According to the Teaching Strategies (2010), “the Creative Curriculum is widely regarded as a forward thinking, comprehensive, rigorously researched curriculum approach that honors creativity and respects the role that teachers play in making learning exciting and relevant for every child.” Therefore, this curriculum is perfectly suited to cater to all types of learners, while using the best practices. This curriculum also fosters creative, confident thinkers. Creative Curriculum Subject: Language arts Grade Level: Kindergarten Objectives : Students will be able to: 1. Listen to and understand increasingly complex language. 2. Use language to express thoughts and needs. 3. Use appropriate conversational and other communication skills.
Adaptations to the Curriculum and Environment Talk often with children, using rich language to describe objects, events, and people in the environment. Use language that is easy for the child to understand, explaining new vocabulary as you use it. Use multistep and unrelated directions. For example, you might say, “first take the plastic tablecloth and put it on the table. Next, get the paint, droppers, and six containers off the shelf. Put 10 drops of paint into each container. Put a container and piece of paper at each child’s place.” Give children opportunities each day to hear fluent reading (read aloud) from you, in a listening center, or via a Web-based source. Serve as a good speech model for children and use gestures. Speak slowly and model correct grammar. Ask open questions that encourage multiple responses. For example, say, “what would happen if…? “what do you think?”, ‘what else could you do?”. Even if children are preverbal, open-ended questions encourage children’s thinking, and they benefit from hearing the rich language. Join children’s dramatic play to scaffold their storytelling.
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