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Volume 19, No.3 - Spring 2005

Volume 19, No.3 - Spring 2005
Special Early Childhood Section

Some Favorite Books for Young Children

In December, with the support of the Peppercorn Foundation, Rethinking Schools sponsored a writers' retreat near Portland, Ore., for a number of early childhood educators from around the country. We asked retreat participants to share with us a few of their favorite books for working with young children. We include some of them here.

Some Favorite Books for Young Children

Framing the Family Tree

How teachers can be sensitive to students' family situations

<p>Framing the Family Tree</p>

Welcoming Kalenna

An early childhood teacher strives to make all her students feel at home

Welcoming Kalenna

Strawberry Fields Forever?

An early childhood teacher draws on her past while teaching children of migrant farmworkers

<p>Strawberry Fields Forever?</p>

Testing Lang

A terrific young reader runs smack into a fill-in the blank reading test and his teacher asks: How many kids like this are being left behind?

Testing Lang

Holding Nyla

An inclusion classroom becomes the stage for learning and acceptance

Holding Nyla

What About Play?

When "screen time" and drills replace open-ended play, kids lose out

What About Play?

Not only do my students play in the classroom, but it’s good for them

Exploring Our Urban Wilderness

A second- and third-grade teacher helps his students discover the natural world in their urban environment

Exploring Our Urban Wilderness
Features

Heather's Moms Got Married

Second graders talk about gay marriage
Heather's Moms Got Married

'Is This Just Regular English?'

An English teacher examines how tracking affects her students

<p>'Is This Just Regular English?'</p>

The Recruitment Minefield

Critical literacy activities can protect students against predatory military recruiting

<p>The Recruitment Minefield</p>

Integrals and Equity

A math lesson prompts new awareness for prep school students-and their teacher

<p>Integrals and Equity</p>

NO CHILD LEFT UNTESTED

Once again, educators are being told that we have to do more with less.

<p>NO CHILD LEFT UNTESTED</p>
Essay

We Are the World

A call for solidarity among teachers around the world to combat forces of globalization and privatization

We Are the World