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Hinnant, Hilari – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1998
Describes the popularity of a first grader who is put back into a kindergarten class due to poor reading skills. Notes how the kindergartners consider the new boy a window onto the first grade and marvel at his skills in various classroom activities. Reflects on the lessons learned about the caring, safe environment of the classroom community.…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Grade Repetition, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Children
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Perlmutter, Jane C.; Laminack, Lester L. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1993
Suggests ways for teachers to support children's literacy development in the classroom's dramatic play center by providing literacy-related props, such as pencils and pads of paper, that people use in real situations. (BB)
Descriptors: Dramatic Play, Emergent Literacy, Kindergarten Children, Language Arts
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Williamson, Peter A. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1993
Illustrates the use of thematic fantasy play, or play that involves the enactment of stories from literature, in a kindergarten classroom. Maintains that thematic fantasy play facilitates children's development of social competence and story comprehension. (BB)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Interpersonal Competence, Kindergarten Children, Listening Comprehension