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Finding the Sweet Spots in Kindergarten Literacy

This practical handbook shows teachers how to nurture a kindergarten learning environment in which children feel safe, comfortable, and able to take risks. It offers innovative ways to encourage children to explore, experiment, discover, solve problems, and freely interact with one another. Based on extensive classroom practice, it demonstrates when teachers need to provide support, ask questions, and provoke thinking and when they should back away and leave children to their own devices.

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This practical handbook shows teachers how to nurture a kindergarten learning environment in which children feel safe, comfortable, and able to take risks. It offers innovative ways to encourage children to explore, experiment, discover, solve problems, and freely interact with one another. Based on extensive classroom practice, it demonstrates when teachers need to provide support, ask questions, and provoke thinking and when they should back away and leave children to their own devices.

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About the Author(s)

Lori Jamison Rog is a teacher, author, and literacy consultant. She is one of the few Canadians to have served on the Board of Directors of the International Literacy Association.

Donna-Lynn Galloway has been a dynamic and passionate educator for more than 30 years. As the Early Years Consultant for Halton Catholic District School Board, Donna-Lynn was responsible for implementing the full-day kindergarten program.

Product Details

Grade Range: K-2
Media: 160 pp/paper
Published: 01/2017
Item No: 8321Item No: 8922Item No: B321
ISBN: 978-1-55138-321-7ISBN: 978-1-55138-922-6ISBN: 978-1-5513B-321-7

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