Yardsticks: Children in the Classroom, Ages 4-14

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Northeast Foundation for Children, 2007 - Education - 216 pages
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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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User 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

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This is an amazing book. It is great for being able to see if behaviors and abilities are "usual" for a specific age range for students in the classroom. Excellent resource!

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About the author (2007)

Chip Wood is principal of Sheffield Elementary School in Turners Falls, Massachusetts, and co-founder of Center for Responsive Schools.

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