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Create special memories for the children in your classroom while learning instructional support strategies for story time. Each story comes with downloadable reading guides packed with instructional support strategies.
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A read-aloud is a powerful tool. In shared reading experiences, young children explore new worlds, hear new vocabulary, build relationships with their caregivers, and start to apply concepts to their own lives. Books, as it turns out, really are magic.
Open-ended questions are an effective way to challenge your students and learn more about how they think. They encourage extended responses and allow your students to reason, think, and reflect. Read some examples of open-ended questions.
5 Strategies for Scaffolding in an Early Childhood Classroom
When teachers provide feedback, they expand a children's learning and understanding of the world around them. Scaffolding is an excellent strategy for supporting both individuals and an entire class, and can come in many forms.
The CLASS Literacy Support Kit provides resources to help you plan interactions and activities that support effective read-alouds, alphabet recognition and phonological and print awareness skills. This kit, developed in partnership with Kaplan®, features high-quality classroom materials.
Want an easy way to integrate more CLASS strategies into your day? The CLASS Dictionary defines and gives examples of every CLASS term you need to know. And the Strategy Cards will help you find new ways of interacting effectively in your Infant, Toddler, and Pre-K classrooms.
Research shows that teachers who watch classroom videos in our Video Library make greater gains in their interactions with children. By using the Video Library, teachers and care providers build an internal working model of how to interact more intentionally and effectively with children.