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Diffily, Deborah

Overview
Works: 30 works in 58 publications in 1 language and 2,197 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Literature  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QE852.E6, 372.21
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Most widely held works by Deborah Diffily
Jurassic shark by Deborah Diffily( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles Hybodus, a fearless and deadly prehistoric shark, looking at her feeding habits, preparations for giving birth, and dangers to herself and her baby
Family friendly communication for early childhood programs by Deborah Diffily( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains 93 reproducible articles on a variety of topics for early childhood education teachers to use in newsletters or handouts for maintaining regular, informative communication with families. Additional references, suggestions for adapting the article, and other ways of reinforcing the article's content are included for each article. The editors emphasize the importance of communicating effectively to the parents of children in one's care and to involve them as full partners in your child care and/or education program
Teaching young children : an introduction to the early childhood profession by Margaret B Puckett( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puckett (child care and education consultant, Tarrant County Work Force Development Board) and Diffily (early childhood education, Southern Methodist University) focus on quality in early childhood programs and principles of developmentally appropriate practices in this text for students in early ch
Project-based learning with young children by Deborah Diffily( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The authors detail the characteristics of an Applied Learning project, a venture in which students connect school work to the real world and direct their own learning. They offer a timeline for one such project, and describe several more, with suggestions for additional project topics, research resources, and end products. Using numerous vignettes and examples from their own teaching experiences, they demonstrate that, above and beyond academic learning, children grow into contributing members of different groups by learning how to negotiate and compromise, direct their own learning, and make daily work choices that mesh classroom learning with real-world projects."--Jacket
Teachers and families working together by Deborah Diffily( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Teachers and Families Working Together is a concise resource that provides future teachers with exactly what they need to know when working with the families of young children. Chapters detail the benefits of family involvement for families, teachers, and especially children. Using the voices of many family members and teachers, this book describes diverse family types and cultures and gives specific strategies teachers can use to involve family members and the community in the life of a class or school. The family involvement strategies are divided into written communication, shared time, and other ways to involve families. Strategies are practical and are based on the experiences of early childhood educators."--BOOK JACKET
Teaching effective classroom routines : establish structure in the classroom to foster children's learning, from the first day of school and all through the year by Deborah Diffily( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experienced early childhood educators share their classroom-tested tips and strategies for teaching and reinforcing routines, and guiding children's behavior on the first day of school, the first week, the first month, and beyond. Includes vignettes from real classrooms and more! - Publisher
Positive teacher talk for better classroom management by Deborah Diffily( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The way teachers talk to students affects how young children learn and how they feel about themselves as learners and members of the classroom community. This book offers strategies for supporting students through the use of positive language and includes hundreds of model phrases and statements for welcoming children, helping children manage their behavior, giving feedback on work, and more. - Publisher
Day-by-day 100th day activities : quick & fun math activities for counting up to the 100th day of school by Charlotte Sassman( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fun-filled 5- to 10-minute science activities for young learners : 200 instant kid-pleasing activities that build early science skills for circle time, transition time -- or any time! by Deborah Diffily( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These quick and super-fun activities stimulate kids to ask questions, observe, predict, experiment, communicate, and engage in other important science process skills - any time of the day! Kids experiment with light and shadow, observe spiderwebs, create fossils using sponge shapes and Epsom salts, explore with magnets, and so much more."--Page 4 of cover
Managing independent reading : effective classroom routiness by Deborah Diffily( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do you teach children to become independent readers? Start with this collection of standards-based mini-lessons, strategies, and routines that reinforce important skills at different reading levels ... Inside this book, you'll find strategies and routines for: read-alouds; independent reading time; partner reading; reading centers; reading at home.-Back cover
Just-right homework activities for preK-K : 50+ quick and easy send-home activities for building early reading and math skills by Deborah Diffily( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reinforces learning with age appropriate activities with "family homework."
Engaging activities to teach phonics and phonological awareness by Deborah Diffily( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Service learning projects for elementary students by Deborah Diffily( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teachers and families working together by Deborah Diffily( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using the voices of many family members and teachers, this book describes diverse family types and cultures and gives specific strategies teachers can use to involve family members and the community in the life of a class or school. The family involvement strategies are divided into written communication, shared time, and other ways to involve families. Strategies are practical and are based on the experiences of early childhood educators."--Jacket
Real-World Reading and Writing Through Project-Based Learning by Deborah Diffily( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Standards documents produced by professional educational organizations on the best ways to teach reading and writing have been synthesized by Zemelman, Daniels, and Hyde (1998). They recommend that teachers provide: more active learning in the classroom; more diverse roles for teachers; more emphasis on higher order thinking; more deep study of a smaller number of topics; more reading of real texts; more choice for students; more cooperative, collaborative activity; and more heterogeneously grouped classrooms. One teaching approach which meets all the criteria and is particularly effective is project-based learning. Projects take the idea of related information a step further by encouraging a more in-depth study than either units or themes. The teacher organizes all activities for a week around the topic of "apples." In a theme, children might study autumn, with the teacher loosely organizing all activities around this broader subject. In projects, the topic is more related to the students' personal experiences and interest with a research-based approach. An example of one project is students studying the trees surrounding their school and producing a field guide for other classes to use. In each project, students direct their own learning with teachers providing support for student planning and implementation of the projects. For students involved in projects, reading and writing takes on different meanings than in more traditional classrooms--they learn that they can find fascinating facts by reading or listening to someone read, and they can record these facts and read them to someone else. (Nka)
Revisiting Family Involvement Perspectives of Teachers and Families by Deborah Diffily( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper asserts that early childhood teachers need to consider the families with whom they work in order to select the most effective ways to involve them in their child's education. The paper presents strategies mentioned most often in interviews with teachers and families working in effective family involvement programs. Each strategy is described, followed by a family perspective and a teacher perspective on the practice. The strategies discussed are: (1) written communication, including letters about classroom activities, articles from magazines and journals, suggested activities to extend classroom experiences, informal two-way communication, and displays of children's work; and (2) family involvement activities, including conferences, monthly family meetings, and special events evenings. The paper concludes by asserting that starting family involvement programs with two or three components and then adding a new component every few months makes implementing an effective family involvement program feasible. (KB)
Kindergartners' Concept of Author : Comparison between a Developmentally Appropriate Classroom and a Traditional Classroom by Deborah Diffily( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper describes a study which examined kindergarten students' concepts about authorship and how these concepts affected their view of themselves as readers and writers. The teachers' role in helping form students' attitudes was also examined. Thirty-eight children from two kindergarten classrooms and their teachers were interviewed. The teacher in the first classroom characterized her teaching philosophy as traditional, while the teacher in the second classroom characterized her philosophy as developmentally appropriate. Results indicated that the views which the children in each of the two classrooms had of themselves as readers and writers were different. Generally, the children in the first classroom saw writing as copying teacher-given words and sentences, while those in the second classroom saw themselves as authors writing stories. Students in the second classroom, in which theories of emergent literacy were in practice, demonstrated a disposition for learning, reading, and writing, and felt good about what they had learned. Contains 15 references. (HTH)
 
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Teaching young children : an introduction to the early childhood professionProject-based learning with young childrenTeachers and families working togetherTeaching effective classroom routines : establish structure in the classroom to foster children's learning, from the first day of school and all through the yearThe Scholastic book of early childhood learning centers : complete how-to's, management tips, photos, and activities for delightful learning centers that teach early reading, writing, math & more!Positive teacher talk for better classroom managementDay-by-day 100th day activities : quick & fun math activities for counting up to the 100th day of schoolFun-filled 5- to 10-minute math activities for young learners : 200 instant kid-pleasing activities that build essential early math skills for circle time, transition time--or any time!
Alternative Names
Diffily, D.

Diffily, D. (Deborah)

Languages
English (48)