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Playful Activities for Young Children: Assessment tasks with low reading and writing demands

by: Smita Guha and Rodney Doran

Alternative assessments in science instruction have been developed for the upper elementary grades but are limited in the area of early childhood instruction. Because younger children have limited abilities in reading and writing, teachers have difficulty assessing children’s scientific knowledge. Therefore, this article provides assessment tasks with appropriate reading and writing demands for young children by using objects that are familiar to them.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 10/1/1999Stock # sc99_037_02_36Volume 037Issue 02

NSTA Press produces classroom-ready activities, hands-on approaches to inquiry, relevant professional development, the latest scientific education news and research, assessment and standards-based instruction.

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