Nurturing Young Thinkers Across the Standards: K–2 provides multiple practical resources to assist teachers in working with standards across subject areas in ways that bring critical thinking into the everyday process of learning content and skills. The authors provide suggestions for engaging and sustaining children’s interest and illustrate the use of teaching language that actively nurtures the habits of lifelong learning. The book is rich with opportunities for developing tools for design, implementation, and assessment of vibrant integrated curricula for K–2 students that support the development of cognitive skills and increase confidence in their abilities to think and learn.
Chapter 1: The Standards: A Vehicle to Actively Engage Young Learners
Chapter 2: Key Learning Processes Standards and How we Teach
Chapter 3: Nurturing Learning Through Authentic Interactions
Chapter 4: Assessment
Chapter 5: Embedding Process into Instructional Plan Targeting Content: Grade PreK-K
Chapter 6: Embedding Process into Instructional Plan Targeting Content: Grade 1-2
Chapter 7: The Challenges Ahead