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Author Gronlund, Gaye, 1952-

Title Focused observations : how to observe young children for assessment and curriculum planning / Gaye Gronlund, Marlyn James
Edition Second edition
Published St. Paul, MN : Redleaf Press, 2013


Description 1 online resource (a xiv, 242 pages) : illustrations
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
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Observation (Educational method)
Educational tests and measurements.
Early childhood education.
Curriculum planning.
Educational Measurement
early childhood education.
EDUCATION -- Preschool & Kindergarten.
EDUCATION -- Teaching Methods & Materials -- General.
EDUCATION -- Evaluation.
EDUCATION -- Administration -- General.
EDUCATION -- Organizations & Institutions.
Curriculum planning
Early childhood education
Educational tests and measurements
Observation (Educational method)
Form Electronic book
Author James, Marlyn
ISBN 1605542512