The Whole Language Kindergarten

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Teachers College Press, 1990 - Education - 272 pages
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Teachers interested in transforming their traditional kindergartens into child-centred Whole Language classrooms now have a model for change.
 

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Contents

What Is Whole Language?
1
The Language Experience Approach
18
The Role of Play in the Whole Language
39
Changing Grouptime to Emphasize
57
Writing in the Whole Language Kindergarten
72
Getting Children Interested in Books
93
Thematic Units in the Whole Language Kindergarten
116
Science in the Whole Language Kindergarten
133
Art in the Whole Language Kindergarten
155
Music and Movement Activities in
174
Whole Language Kindergarten
186
Appendixes A B C D
235
References
251
About the Authors
273
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About the author (1990)

Dr. Shirley C. Raines is President of the University of Memphis. She received the distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching from George Mason University and the Patty Smith Hill Award from the ACEI. Dr. Raines is also an active member of the Association for Childhood Education International, the National Association of Early Childhood Educators, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and the International Reading Association.

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