Picture This: Photography Activities for Early Childhood Learning

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Susan Entz
SAGE Publications, May 21, 2009 - Education - 233 pages
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'A direct, dynamic approach to learning for early childhood'--Karla Bronzynski, First-Grade Teacher , Eldora-New Providence School District, IA

'A wonderful resource for using photography across all the developmental domains. This very practical and useful book supports all of its activities with sound developmental practices'--Michelle Barnea, Early Childhood Consultant

In the second edition of Picture This, the author explores the expanded photography options that are now available for enriching early childhood instruction. Children are thrilled when they see themselves in pictures, and this book shows teachers how to place them at the center of an exciting visual learning process.

Written in a user-friendly format and filled with illustrations, the book provides field-tested and developmentally appropriate photography activities across 10 subject areas, including emerging literacy, physical development, sensory exploration, social studies, math/science, and drama. Each activity offers an objective and description and can be adapted for independent exploration, one-on-one instruction, small groups, and family involvement. Three new chapters discuss:

- Ongoing student assessment, the use of standards, and systematic documentation

- Activities for children with special needs

- The use of photography with toddlers

Enrich your early childhood curriculum and fully engage young children through the fascinating world of digital photography.

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About the author (2009)

Susan Entz is an instructor of early childhood education with Hawaii Community College; the early childhood specialist for the Center For Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence (CREDE); a developmental specialist/special educator for an early intervention program; and a consultant to various programs, including the State of Hawaii Department of Education and Head Start. She is the author of more than 50 articles on classroom curriculum and effectiveness in teaching. She authored an integrated science-based curriculum for young children and coauthored a series of six children's books and a curriculum based on Hawaiian legends that stressed character development. Entz is also the recipient of the Hawaii State Teachers Association Friend of Youth Award, The Hawaii Association for the Education of Young Children Award for Professional Leadership, and was recognized by the Hawaii State Senate for her distinguished work on behalf of children. Her current professional interests focus on teaching strategies that provide successful educational experiences for all children. A graduate of the University of Michigan, she also hold a master's degree from Teachers College, Columbia University, and has completed advanced training at Harvard University.

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