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Focus on Early Learning Standards
FOCUSED EARLY LEARNING
A Planning Framework for Teaching
Organize your teaching plans to focus on each child’s needs with these easy,
adaptable tools for planning and refl ection. This curriculum framework will,
among other things, help you develop a classroom with specifi ed learning areas,
plan projects drawing on children’s interests, build relationships with families,
and coordinate planning and assessment. Ages 3–5. Softbound, 176 pgs.
A Complete Assessment for the Young Child
Gaye Gronlund & Bev Engel
Assess children’s progress in four key areas: favorites, friends, family, and
developmental milestones. Especially designed for inclusive classrooms,
this complete introduction to the Focused Portfolios method includes
step-by-step examples and all the necessary forms (in both English and
Spanish) for portfolio collection. Perfect for beginning or experienced
teachers. Softbound, 320 pgs.
MAKE EARLY LEARNING
STANDARDS COME ALIVE
Connecting Your Practice and
Curriculum to State Guidelines
Gaye Gronlund and Marilyn James
appropriate ways to integrate
standards into your curriculum,
assess children’s progress toward
them, and plan curriculum for the
seven major content areas, keeping standards in mind. This book will also
show you how to be accountable while avoiding inappropriate testing and
unreasonable expectations for outcomes. Preschool. Softbound, 160 pgs.
Copublished by Redleaf Press and the National Association for the Education
of Young Children.
How to Observe Children for Assessment and Curriculum Planning
Gaye Gronlund & Marilyn James
Implement realistic and time-conscious observation techniques in your
classroom. These classroom-tested methods will help you assess your
children’s development, understand their behavior, and develop curricu-
lum that addresses their abilities and passions. Softbound, 184 pgs.,
and DVD, 74 min. Closed-Captioned.
Book & DVD: #514701-M $59.95
Book only: #514301-M $29.95
Best Practices in the
Face of Change
Gaye Gronlund and
Guide your early
childhood staff to fulfi ll
best practices. Activities
refl ect on important issues and will help your staff
strengthen their observation and documentation skills. A
DVD features observation exercise vignettes; a CD-ROM
offers PowerPoint training aids and activity handouts.
Softbound, 208 pgs.
EARLY LEARNING STANDARDS SET