Introduction Fostering friendships and promoting social competence is important

Introduction
Fostering friendships and promoting social competence is important for all young children.  It is particularly important for youth with disabilities.  Teachers should create an atmosphere where all children feel comfortable taking risks and are accepting of one another.
The Assignment
Summarize the article by answering the three questions listed below. Each question should have an answer that has a minimum of 7 sentences. Please make sure you read the statement on Plagiarism. Also, do not copy and paste the article- that is plagiarism.  Title must be included
Article:  EDU 259 article.pdf EDU 259 article.pdf – Alternative Formats (Building Community in the Classroom)
(If you have difficulty accessing this pdf, contact your instructor for assistance)
After reading the article, answer the following questions:
1. What is the main focus of the article? What are the five key components, according to NAEYC, of creating a caring community of learners?
2. Choose 3 of the key components and discuss an activity for each of the 3 components.
3. How do you plan to use the ideas and strategies with children in the classroom? How will the activities you discussed, in paragraph 2, benefit all children?
Grading Criteria
Maximum points are given when length of 3 paragraphs,minimum of 7 sentences in each, is met and content summarizes key strategies to use with young children and families. Title must be included
20 points – Three paragraphs are included, each paragraph has a minimum of seven sentences
20 points – First paragraph summarizes the main focus of the article and includes components from NAEYC
30 points – Second paragraph discusses three components and related activities
30 points – Third paragraph gives specific strategies/ideas you will use when working with young children.
Points are deducted for errors in grammar and spelling.  Also noted is clarity of the summary and students comprehension of the content.
Resources
EDU 259 article.pdf EDU 259 article.pdf – Alternative Formats (Building Community in the Classroom)

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