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Creative Thinking and Arts-Based Learning: Preschool Through Fourth Grade (5th Edition)

Creative Thinking and Arts-Based Learning: Preschool Through Fourth Grade (5th Edition)
Author: Joan Packer Isenberg - Mary Renck Jalongo
ISBN 13: 9780136039785
ISBN 10: 136039782
Edition: 5
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2009-02-09
Format: Paperback
Pages: 456
List Price: $103.00

The fifth edition of this widely accepted, versatile book shows future and current early childhood educators how to integrate children's creativity, play, and the arts into their curriculum in a way that fosters learning and growth and meets accountability measures. 


·          NEW Curriculum Accommodations for Diverse Learners (Chapters 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8)–Sections provide specific research-based suggestions for working with diverse learners.

·          NEW Play and Arts Integration Charts–Provide suggestions for integrating play and each of the art forms across the curriculum by content area.

·          NEW MyEducationLab Videos and Artifacts Integrated in Book– Accompanied by assignable questions, online video clips and classroom artifacts from this powerful resource illustrate key points in the text.

·          NEW National Standards Correlations–This appendix reference tool is cross-referenced by chapter, showing how and where the content meets national standards in the arts, the content areas, and in early childhood teacher education.

·          Classroom Scenarios–Separated by grade level, these brief vignettes open each chapter, offering students a view into real classroom situations. 

·          Frequently Asked Questions andResearch-Based Answers–Each chapter contains 3 to 5 FAQs with answers, allowing students to use these responses to build a repertoire of authoritative responses to questions that noneducators and other educators often ask.

·          Teacher Reflections and Scenarios on Chapter Content–These authentic examples and candid remarks, followed by questions to stimulate thinking, give readers a sense of real teaching issues and provide a common base for discussion.