Steps to Play Planning:
1.Read/ review yesterday’s plans
2.Children choose a new center and role
3.Children verbalize plans and take a matching marker
4.Children represent (draw/scribble) their plans
5.Children explain their plans to teacher (plans recorded with varying degrees of teacher assistance)
6.Children write their names on their play plans as a last step
7.Children take their plans to their centers
8.Plans are collected and stored after play
Play Planning Mediator
- The steps to Play Planning can also be represented by icons placed on a linear strip of paper, which can then be placed on the Play Planning table.
- Attached to the folder should be an alphabet chart for children to refer to while writing their message and name
Steps to Using a Play Planning Mediator
-Through actions and use of private speech to explain what you are doing while using the actual play planning action cards.
-Children to practice with you using the actions and private speech modeled-use the action cards to help them remember
-Action cards in sequence on the linear strip and return it to the center of the play planning table
Dynamic Assessment of Play Plans
- What is the child’s ZPD- next to emerge as the child’s new independent level?
- What should I target in my scaffolding interaction?
-Use the Early Literacy Rubric for future planning
-Use dynamic assessment during current interaction