Early Childhood Education 1A
1 class periods of 90 minutes each
LITERACY and BOOKS are an important part of the early childhood curriculum. This lesson introduces literacy concepts. It also deals with STORY TELLING skills.
LCD Projector and Cumputer, Variety of Children's books (20-30 from school or have each student bring one as an assignment).
Students will understand:
*Prereading influences on children
*Parts and types of children's books
Ask the students to think of their favorite children's book (as a child or now). Have a few students share this with the class and tell why the book is their favorite.
Show a power point and have the students take notes in their packets.
The rest of the class period the students will:
Read additional articles on literacy.
Create original children's book. These would need to include:
*Written synopsis of the reading articles. *Evaluations of the various children's books.
USOE- FACS 1995 Child Care Curriculum
Introduction to Early Childhood Education, 4th edition, Jo Ann Brewer
CROWS: Idea adapted from research conducted in the Stony Brook Reading and Language project, State University at New York at Stony Brook entitled "Classroom Interventions in Shared Reading in Head Start Settings", by Whitehurst, Fischel, Epstein and Angell.