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Chapter 11 outline - Chapter 11 Kindergarten More than 93%...

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Chapter 11 Kindergarten More than 93% of 5 year olds attend a kindergarten program More than 60% of kindergarteners in full day programs (4.5 to 6 hours) Advantages of Full Day Programs h Contributes to increased school readiness h Leads to higher academic achievement h Improves student attendance h Supports literacy and language development h Benefits children socially and emotionally h Decreases costs by reducing retention and remediation rates Retention “The ultimate issue of retention is how to prevent failure and promote success.” According to Hong & Raudenbush in a study of the U.S. Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Kindergarten cohort there was no evidence of a positive effect of adopting a retention policy. * Grade retention in kindergarten did not seem to improve instruction by creating classrooms that were more homogenous in academic ability. * Kindergarten retention seemed to have constrained the learning potential of all but the highest-risk children. After being retained for one year, the average loss in academic growth was equivalent to almost half a year. Kindergarten Entrance Age Map of Kindergarten Entrance Ages http://www.dodea.edu/back_to_school/kindergarten.cfm# Alternative Kindergarten Programs Define developmental kindergartens Let’s take a look at Mrs. Veryser’s DK class! Developmental Kindergarten “Many people ask me "What exactly is D.K.?" D.K. is very similar to kindergarten, but it is for a child who is not quite ready for kindergarten” Alternative Kindergarten Programs Define: Transition kindergarten Mixed-age/multiage grouping Looping Looping What are the advantages of looping? Read pps 305-306 Would you want to loop with a group? A Day In Kindergarten 7:45-8:00 Arrival 8:10-8:20 Calendar Math
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8:20-8:35 Morning Message 8:35-9:20 Literacy Stations/Guided Reading 9:00-9:30 Computer Lab (Wednesday Only) 9:20-9:55 Reader’s Workshop 10:00-10:20 Recess 10:15-10:40 Interactive Read Aloud 10:45-11:15 Lunch 11:15-11:45 Writer’s Workshop 11:45-12:30 Specials 12:30-1:00 Math 1:00-1:30 Science/Social Studies 1:30- 2:00 Prime Time 2:00-2:40 Snack/Free Centers 2:05-2:50 (Inclusion Planning/Library Wednesday Only) 2:40-2:50 Prepare for Dismissal 2:55 Dismissal Literacy Education and Kindergarten Children What is literacy education? Why is it a
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