Review the language development goals in Chapter 12 of your text. Then, take a moment to watch the following videos:
- Reading and Writing with Preschool and Primary Children
- Science and Math Integrating Literacy in Early Childhood
Share your favorite children’s book and outline a related activity based on the book that makes use of technology in an integrated way and meets one goal from each language development area (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). A variety of lesson plan formats and templates are available at
Teacher Planet. Include the design of an independent, exploratory-play center related to the book in your answer.
Describe a developmentally appropriate, hands-on science activity that meets at least one goal from each language development area (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and makes use of technology in an integrated way. Include the description of an independent center that will be available to children after they have completed the teacher-directed experience, where children can continue to explore on their own in the classroom.
Guided Response: Review several of your classmates’ activities. Respond to to at least two of your classmates, and provide suggestions on how these activities might be more “hands-on.” In addition, ask your classmates for their ideas on how to manage the activity in order to facilitate full participation of each student while minimizing chaos.