Gender Identity

Early Childhood Development
LaTisha Davis
June, 3, 2012
Reading, Writing, and Development

The two age groups I have chosen for this assignment are third, and tenth grades. Development for each age group depends highly on a number of factors that include social development, cognitive abilities, and the assessment from teachers. It is important to note that children learn by the way they view and analyze the world around them. Rightfully so, the quicker they can grasp concepts and conceptualize their surroundings, the better capable they will become at understanding the world from an abstract and complex point of view. Positive reinforcement from the teacher allows the child to grow and develop into a sophisticated problem solver, and critical thinker.
Children in the third grade have begun to solidify their abilities to read and write. Therefore, their ability to conceptualize has also been enhanced and the child has begun to show signs of strong cognitive abilities. The child can read, say and write entire sentences, instead of fragments, and they think in the abstract using a more logical approach to learning. This means if the child is given a word problem, and several ways to solve the problem, the child can determine what is the most concrete and specific problem solving method. At this grade level the child is able to communicate in terms of distinction as the child develops reading and writing abilities and independence for them is a key element in developing strong language and writing skills. They are able to create small stories when challenged, that give a detailed account of the facts as they perceive them, rather than information that is generalized. For example, when asked to describe their house, they will reference their red sofa instead of their sofa, and their blue cup as opposed to their cup.
As an instructor, it is extremely important to keep lesson plans that highly motivate the child. Some ways to accomplish this goal is by...