1. Topic-
Intellectual Development of the Preschooler
2. Content-
Intellectual Development of the Preschooler

Vocabulary - Preoperational Stage, Preconceptual Substage, Intuitive Substage, Egocentrism, Mental Images, Internalized, Abstract, Logical Thinking, Concepts, Classifying, Monologue, Collective Monologue, Reverse, Physical Knowledge, Egocentric Speech, Total Mastery, Tag Questions, Operations
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Relate how new thinking skills emerge in preschool children
2. Identify the major concepts learned at this stage of mental development
3. Chart the increasing language skills of preschoolers
4. Objectives-
1. Identifying how preschoolers learn and the obstacles they overcome for logical thinking
2. Recognize what preschoolers learn and what logical thinking concepts are needed
3. Understand that language abilities increase with age

TEKS 130.143 - 4A,B,C,D,F
5. Materials and Aids-
Books, Magazines, Butcher Paper, PowerPoint, Notes
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

Bell Ringer - TRUE or FALSE: Preschoolers link actions without using logic

ANSWER: TRUE - They link events to each other when they occur close together in time, i.e. when a mother makes coffee just before a father comes home from work and the child may conclude that the coffee brings dad home

B. Development-

Continue summarizing and presenting group sections of Chapter 16 and taking notes on the highlights of the sections

C. Practice-

Work with your group to find 10 pictures of items that can be used in pretend play. 5 pictures should be actual toys and 5 pictures should be household items. Sort items into 2 groups. In one group, place purchased items that often stand for one thing in play, such as a doll. In another group, place household items that can be many things in play, such as a box. Place each group of pictures in separate columns on your paper in order to present your findings to the class. On a separate sheet of paper, write each item that you found and which group it was placed in. For the 5 toys, write how they would be used in pretend play, i.e. a cash register would be used in supermarket play. For the 5 household items, write what they child could use the toy as, i.e. a pot could be used as a helmet.

D. Independent Practice-

Students will take individual notes over the covered sections in this topic.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

2. Collaborative Learning
3. Modifications

F. Checking for understanding-

Students will be assessed on their final project, their findings, and their presentations

G. Closure-

Students will present their findings to the class

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