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    • THEMATIC PLANNING
      Hans Christian AndersenSchool
      EnglishImmersionProgram
    • Thematic Planning
      Organize curriculum around a theme
      Integrates different developmental and subject areas
      Contributes to child’s growing awareness and understanding
      Provides opportunities for child to learn by doing and have direct experiences with the world
      Helps children understand that learning is connected to life.
    • Children’s Experiences
      Reflect on and recreate experiences through:
      Dramatic play
      Block building
      Discussions
      Art
      Music
      Movement
      Measuring
      Graphing and Mapping
      Children develop skills through:
      Sensing
      Moving
      Thinking
      Problem solving
      Communicating
      Creating
      Working
      Playing with others
    • Appropriate Themes
      Primary Question: Can I give children direct experience of this topic?
      Should reflect children’s interests, abilities and issues of concern
      Should involve concepts and skills at the right level of challenge for the age group
      Topic should be complex and interesting enough to be explored at some depth
      Plan to focus on topic for several weeks to several months
    • Criteria for Theme Selection
      The topic can be taught through direct experience.
      Children can explore it with their senses.
      Concept is developmentally appropriate for young children.
      Concept can be organized to move from:
      Simple to complex
      Concrete to abstract
      Interesting, meaningful, and worth knowing about.
      Helps children acquire understanding and appreciation of themselves, others, and the world in which they live.
    • “Major Understanding” of the Theme
      The important ideas you wish children to acquire
      Brainstorm the purpose and goals
      Gather the resources and materials
      Create a mind map or curriculum web
      Ask the children:
      What do you want to know?
      What would you like to learn?
    • Mind Map
      Family
      Activities
      Books and
      Poems
      Cooking
      Games
      Songs and
      Rhymes
      THEME
      Blocks
      Art Activities
      Field Trips
      Dramatic Play
      Creative
      Movement
    • K-W-L Chart
      Brainstorm!
      K
      What do
      you
      KNOW?
      W
      What do
      you
      WANT
      to
      know?
      L
      What did
      you
      LEARN?
    • Outline for an Integrated Thematic Plan
      Theme: the topic or focus
      Children: age and characteristics
      Rationale: Why?
      Goals: 3-6 broad statements of desired ends
      Attitudes
      Skills
      Abilities
      Experiences
      Major Understandings: 4-6 important ideas you want children to construct
      Resources: Books, articles, etc.
    • Adapt your Teaching Environment to Include ALL Children
      Ask yourself:
      What goals do I have for the activity so that all children are engaged and learning?
      What different ways do I need to present information so that everyone understands and is engaged?
      What kinds of support or encouragement will be needed to engage and ensure learning among all children?
    • Adapt your Teaching Environment to Include ALL Children
      Possibilities:
      Vary your expectations for participation and performance
      Example: If children are listening to a story and are asked to recall events
      some may attend to and repeat back key words
      others may recall the names of characters by pointing to pictures or using signs and gestures
      even others may predict what will happen next using complete sentences in English
    • Teaching Environment
      Present content in multiple formats
      verbal, print, video, or concrete objects
      repeating key words/phrases in children’s home language
      using simple sentences with gestures
      Use physical cues to focus children’s attention
      pointing to the picture in the book
      giving verbal prompts to help children begin a response
      offering language models for children to imitate
      encouraging children to keep thinking and trying
    • Assessment
      How do you document children’s learning?
      How do you know if children understand the big ideas of your unit?
      Documentation
      Observation notes
      Photography or video
      Collection of student work samples
      A class book, newsletter, scrapbook
      Social event where student work is shared
    • How Can you Involve Families?
      Possibilities:
      Share information with families through a newsletter written at an appropriate level
      Have key phrases translated into families’ home languages, and include photographs of children engaged in an activity.
      Provide multiple opportunities for families to be involved
      Families could support their child’s involvement by asking specific questions about the activity and/or the book read to the group.