Yardsticks: Children in the Classroom, Ages 4-14
Written with warmth and humor, Yardsticks offers clear descriptions of children's development. This comprehensive, user-friendly reference helps teachers and administrators use knowledge of child development to shape classrooms and schools where all children can succeed.
For each age, this book includes:Narrative description of developmental traitsCharts summarizing physical, social, language, and cognitive growth patternsSuggestions for curricular areas: reading, writing, mathematics, and thematic unitsFavorite books for different ages.
What's new in the third edition:A new, brief overview of issues in the development of bilingualism and biliteracy among Latino/Hispanic childrenA new appendix on the "birthday cluster exercise" for applying the information in the book to working with a whole class of studentsAn updated list of recommended children's booksAn updated list of recommended resources for teachers and parents.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - hcurrey - LibraryThing
Wood provides details for each age of childhood that help guide teachers and parents. If you're feeling burnt out on a certain age, read about it here, and rediscover the wonders and strengths of children! Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - stephaniechase - LibraryThing
An excellent resource for teachers AND parents; parents who appreciate the Gesell Institute books (ie, "Your Five Year Old," etc) will like the format of this book, which, in the space of only a few pages, details some of the over-arching physical, emotional, and social changes for each year. Read full review