This assignment creates an awareness of the teacher’s role in teaching children helpful or appropriate behavior.
Summarize the article by answering the three questions listed below. Each question should have an answer that has a minimum of 5 sentences. Please make sure you read the statement on Plagiarism. Also, do not copy and paste the article- that is plagiarism.
1. What is the main focus of the article? What is the “problem” with rules?
2. What are three strategies that are discussed in the article? How can teachers move from rules to
3. How will you implement the strategies/ideas (from paragraph 2) when working with children? How will you implement this new knowledge into your classroom?
Article Link: Dan Gartrell.pdf Dan Gartrell.pdf – Alternative Formats Introduction
(If you have difficulty accessing this pdf, contact your instructor for assistance)
The summary is graded on a 100 point scale. Maximum points are given when length of 3 paragraphs with each paragraph containing a minimum of 5 sentences is met and content summarizes key strategies to use with young children and families.
20 points – Three paragraphs are included, each paragraph has a minimum of five sentences
20 points – First paragraph summarizes the main focus of the article
30 points – Second paragraph summarizes three strategies from the article.
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.
NAEYC Young Children journal past publications link: (above)