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Focused observations : how to observe young children for assessment and curriculum planning

Gronlund, Gaye, 1952- ;James, Marlyn. author.

St. Paul, MN : Redleaf Press 2013

Available at Central Connecticut State University  Curriculum Lab PR  (371.39 G876fo )()

  • Title:
    Focused observations : how to observe young children for assessment and curriculum planning
  • Author/Creator: Gronlund, Gaye, 1952-
  • James, Marlyn. author.
  • Publisher: St. Paul, MN : Redleaf Press
  • Creation Date: 2013
  • Edition: Second edition.
  • Language: English
  • Physical Description: a xiv, 242 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm + 2 CD-ROMs (4 3/4 in.).
  • Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Subjects: Observation (Educational method); Educational tests and measurements; Early childhood education; Curriculum planning
  • Description: "Intentional teaching begins with focused observations and systematic documentation of children's learning and development. Focused Observations, Second Edition is filled with tools and techniques designed to help you purposefully observe children, create portfolios with rich documentation, and plan curriculum that supports every child"--
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Contents: Why observe children?
    How do observation and documentation work with early learning guidelines and calls for accountability?
    How do you do observation and documentation well?
    How do you fit in observation and documentation?
    How do you observe and document for assessment?
    How do you share observation, documentation, and assessment information with families?
    How do you use observation and documentation for curriculum planning?
    How do you build a case about a child?
    How do you continue to grow as an observer?
    Appendix A: Observation anecdotes for review and practice
    Appendix B: Forms and formats
    Appendix C: Additional resources on assessment in early childhood
    Appendix D: Glossary of assessment terms and phrases
    Appendix E: Guidelines for instructors or staff development leaders for using Focused Observations
    Appendix F: CD-ROM contents.
  • OCLC Number: 783151453
  • Identifier: ISBN9781605541068;ISBN1605541060;LCCN2012032333