A day in a preschool classroom can be hectic, and with so many learning goals to be met, it's no surprise that teachers sometimes wonder how they will get it all done. This accessible book by Judith Schickedanz shows teachers how to maximize the scope and power of their instruction through integration-across content domains and across learning contexts.
With a focus on language, literacy, and mathematics, Schickedanz introduces strategies that will bolster instruction in all subjects. Engaging vignettes demonstrate effective integration throughout the schedule, including during story time, center time, and large and small group sessions. She writes that integration can ""help us better manage our time and make instruction more powerful-and learning more meaningful-for children."" This wonderful book shows you how to do just that.
Judith A. Schickedanz is Professor of Education at Boston University. She has been a preschool teacher and has worked closely with practicing preschool teachers throughout her career. Currently, she is a member of the Early Literacy Committee within the International Reading Association and is coeditor of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education. Among her publications are Writing in Preschool, with Ren e M. Casbergue (International Reading Association, 2004); Much More Than the ABCs (NAEYC, 1999); and Curriculum in Early Childhood (Allyn & Bacon, 1997). She received her doctorate in early childhood education from the University of Illinois.