Promoting children’s health requires attention to all areas of children’s development. As teachers of young children, we need to intentionally include strategies that support children’s well-being in the curriculum and be proactive in terms of supporting social and emotional competence. For this assignment you will be focusing on children’s well-being and researching a children’s library for resources to help you develop effective learning activities that promote children’s social and emotional competence.
To prepare for this application activity you will need to:
Read the following article and review the factors that should be taken into account when making book selections.
Anti-Defamation League. (2004). Assessing Children’s Literature. Available from https://www.adl.org/education/resources/tools-and-strategies/assessing-childrens-literature
Locate the children’s library at one of the larger public libraries in our community, such as County Library. (or online)
To complete this assignment successfully, you will need to:
Complete “Application Activity #3” (page 35) from the text that asks you to:
Select and read ten children’s books from the Mental Health section in Appendix D of your text that you feel also meet the criteria outlined in the article “Assessing Children’s Literature.”
Prepare a brief annotation/report for each book including:
Evaluation including how it aligns with recommendations shared in the article “Assessing Children’s Literature” by the Anti-Defamation League.
Choose one of the books you provided an annotation for and develop it into a lesson plan.
Use the “FTCC Lesson Plan Form” to develop an activity that promotes children’s social-emotional competence.
Identify at least one appropriate NCFELD Domain, Goal and five Developmental Indicators that aligns with your activity. NCFELD is available from: https://ncchildcare.ncdhhs.gov/Portals/0/documents/pdf/N/NC_Foundations.pdf?ver=2017-05-16-105950-953
Submit the 10 annotations and the Lesson Plan.