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Socio-Dramatic Play As A Vehicle For Curriculum Integration In First Grade, J. Cooper, Martha Taylor Dever Jan 2001

Socio-Dramatic Play As A Vehicle For Curriculum Integration In First Grade, J. Cooper, Martha Taylor Dever

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

A brief narrative description of the journal article, document, or resource. Describes how the sociodramatic play experiences of a group of first graders served as a vehicle for integrating the classroom curriculum. Considers play as a curricular tool and adults' roles in sociodramatic play. Shows how first-graders' play in connection with creating a card shop incorporated reading, writing, and mathematical skills, and provided opportunities for peer collaboration and teaching. (KB)


"Kid Mice Hunt For Their Selfs:" First And Second Graders Writing Research, Sylvia Read Jan 2001

"Kid Mice Hunt For Their Selfs:" First And Second Graders Writing Research, Sylvia Read

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

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Are We Having Fun Yet? How Teachers Use Manipulatives To Teach Mathematics, Patricia S. Moyer-Packenham Jan 2001

Are We Having Fun Yet? How Teachers Use Manipulatives To Teach Mathematics, Patricia S. Moyer-Packenham

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

Teachers often comment that using manipulatives to teach mathematics is ‘fun!’ Embedded in the word ‘fun’ are important notions about how and why teachers use manipulatives in the teaching of mathematics. Over the course of one academic year, this study examined 10 middle grades teachers’ uses of manipulatives for teaching mathematics using interviews and observations to explore how and why the teachers used the manipulatives as they did. An examination of the participants’ statements and behaviors indicated that using manipulatives was little more than a diversion in classrooms where teachers were not able to represent mathematics concepts themselves. The teachers ...


Standardized Entrance Assessment In Kindergarten: A Qualitative Analysis Of The Experiences Of Teachers, Administrators, And Parents, Martha Taylor Dever, J. J. Barta Jan 2001

Standardized Entrance Assessment In Kindergarten: A Qualitative Analysis Of The Experiences Of Teachers, Administrators, And Parents, Martha Taylor Dever, J. J. Barta

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

A brief narrative description of the journal article, document, or resource. This qualitative study examined experiences of teachers, parents, and administrators related to standardized kindergarten entrance assessment to identify strengths and weaknesses of standardized testing in kindergarten. Strengths emerging from the data included consistency of information with core curriculum, and the time and opportunity to begin parent-teacher dialogue. Weaknesses included the narrow scope of the information obtained. (Author/KB)