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Title: Topic Webs in Project Work: Part 1—Creating the Children's Web
Url: https://illinoisearlylearning.org/pa/project-planning/topicwebs1/
Languages: English
Spanish Version: Las redes de temas en el trabajo de proyectos. Parte 1: Crear la red de los niños
https://illinoisearlylearning.org/es/pa/project-planning/topicwebs1-sp/
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Medium
Setting for which the article is intended: Family Child Care
Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Teachers/Caregivers
Keywords: Classroom Activities
Project Approach
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: LANGUAGE ARTS
SCIENCE
SOCIAL STUDIES
SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
PROJECT APPROACH
Goals: 1. Demonstrate increasing competence in oral communication (listening and speaking).
2. Demonstrate understanding and enjoyment of literature.
5. Demonstrate increasing awareness of and competence in emergent writing skills and abilities.
11. Demonstrate curiosity about the world and begin to use the practices of science and engineering to answer questions and solve problems.
14. Understand some concepts related to citizenship.
30. Develop self-management skills to achieve school and life success and develop positive relationships with others.
Learning Standards: 1.A. Demonstrate understanding through age-appropriate responses.
1.B. Communicate effectively using language appropriate to the situation and audience.
2.C. Recognize concepts of books.
5.A. Demonstrate growing interest and abilities in writing.
5.B. Use writing to represent ideas and information.
5.C. Use writing to research and share knowledge.
11.A. Develop beginning skills in the use of science and engineering practices, such as observing, asking questions, solving problems, and drawing conclusions.
14.A. Understand what it means to be a member of a group and community.
14.D. Understand the role that individuals can play in a group or community.
30.A. Identify and manage one’s emotions and behavior.
30.C. Demonstrate skills related to successful personal and school outcomes.
Benchmarks: 1.A.ECa. Follow simple one-, two- and three-step directions.
1.A.ECb. Respond appropriately to questions from others.
1.A.ECc. Provide comments relevant to the context.
1.B.ECa. Use language for a variety of purposes.
1.B.ECb. With teacher assistance, participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners (e.g., peers and adults in both small and large groups) about age-appropriate topics and texts.
1.B.ECc. Continue a conversation through two or more exchanges.
2.C.ECa. Interact with a variety of types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems, rhymes, songs).
5.A.ECb. Use scribbles, letterlike forms, or letters/words to represent written language.
5.B.ECa. With teacher assistance, use a combination of drawing, dictating, or writing to express an opinion about a book or topic.
5.C.ECa. Participate in group projects or units of study designed to learn about a topic of interest.
11.A.ECa. Express wonder and curiosity about their world by asking questions, solving problems, and designing things.
11.A.ECc. Plan and carry out simple investigations.
11.A.ECd. Collect, describe, compare, and record information from observations and investigations.
14.A.ECa. Recognize the reasons for rules in the home and early childhood environment and for laws in the community.
14.D.ECb. Participate in a variety of roles in the early childhood environment.
30.A.ECb. Use appropriate communication skills when expressing needs, wants, and feelings.
30.C.ECa. Exhibit eagerness and curiosity as a learner.