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60 DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET M A K E E A R LY L E A R N I N G S TA N D A R D S C O M E A L I V E Common Practices in an Early Childhood Classroom Where This Standard May Be Addressed Early Learning Standards “Develops growing abilities to collect, describe, and record information through a variety of means, including discussion, drawings, maps, charts, and graphs.” —Oklahoma Early Learning Guidelines for Children Ages Three through Five Modeling ways to collect and analyze data and information for children in large- and small-group discussions and in conversations as children work, play, and go about their daily routines; providing materials and assistance to help children begin to record information that is meaningful to them Young children are very hands-on. They are learning about the world through their own explorations of materials, observations of events, and imitations of others in their lives. Language becomes more and more a way that they are able to describe and analyze what they are learning. And as adults demon- strate for them ways to record information, they can begin to experiment with drawings, maps, charts, and graphs. But they will always need to have direct experience with what they are representing and have a friendly supportive teacher or parent to guide the way in any recording of information. COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL