Lesson 22:

Sam teaches four-year-olds only pre-literacy and pre-math concepts

Sam’s instruction of four-year-olds consists only of pre-literacy and pre-math skills. During circle time, children listen to stories read aloud. Children also partake in arts and craft activities that are related to literacy, such as reading the story The Gingerbread Man and then making a puppet of the Gingerbread Man.  Math instruction consists primarily of free play in workstations with loose, hands-on instructional toys such as blocks, connecting cubes, etc. Although Sam reviews the names of the letters daily by drilling the names off the alphabet chart, no hardcore reading, writing, and math instruction takes place since the children are only four to five years old.

Why this lesson falls short for some children...

Development in the cognitive (academic) domain should not be neglected simply because of a child’s young age or late birthdate. With the right methods, many children in pre-kindergarten can learn “advanced” concepts such as reading, writing, and math.

Learn to teach this lesson properly

  • Teach four-year olds hardcore academic concepts, such as reading, writing, and math by modifying the instruction for young learners.

Improve your instruction of young learners

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