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Answer the following questions. AND READ/ ANSWER EACH QUESTION CAREFULLY!!!!
After viewing the presentation (3-3) and reading the text (3-1) and article (3-2), address the topic/question below. The words “describe,” “define,” or “explain” will require you to add enough detail to your answer to clearly demonstrate an understanding of the construct (Use your own words!!! Do not copy from the text.). Use details and terms from the chapter to support your answer. Also, keep in mind that simply using a word in a sentence does not demonstrate an understanding; using it in context does. For example, saying that
children should have access to divergent materials
does not show me that you know what is meant by the term divergent. Rather saying something such as the following does show an understanding of the term:
Children should have access to divergent materials, such as ______, as they allow the child to explore the multiple ways the materials can be used.
This use of the word divergent clearly indicates an understanding of the term. Be sure your definitions and descriptions are demonstrative of this level of awareness.
Read the following below to answer the following questions.
1. Presentation (3-3) Planning the Curriculum (PDF BELOW)
2. Reading the text (3-1) Chapter 4 – Planning the Curriculum Pages 65-89 (PDFs BELOW)
3. Article (3-2) “The Worksheet Dilemma: Benefits of Play-Based Curricula”
(NO WORK CITED PAGE) Exactly 250 words
If you were talking to a prospective parent, how would you answer the following questions:
Can you explain what a curriculum is? Is it just planning for reading and math?
Can you describe about one type of instructional context or one type of instructional approach you use? Why do you do this? (While parents will not know these terms, they will ask about how you plan for learning to take place.)
Why don’t you use worksheets?
*Keep in mind that parents deserve informed answers (not just what you think, but rather what we as a profession know) that provide clarity to a situation they are mostly unfamiliar with (most parents will not have a working knowledge of early childhood principles). Be sure your answers are informative.*
Tips: Be sure to…
incorporate terminology and information from the readings and presentation (you will have to use the terms in such a way as to let the parent know what it means)
organize your work so it is clear what question is being answered where
answer each question
met the exact 250 word requirement
(NO WORK CITED PAGE) Exactly 250 words
Reflect upon the value of curriculum maps.
What benefit might they provide for the child?
Where does the lesson plan fit in with the curriculum map?
Tips: Be sure to…
use terminology and information from the videos and presentation
discuss both curriculum maps and lesson plans
make sure your work is consistent with the course material
refer to the rubric for grading information
meet the max 250 word length requirement