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Publisher: Hodder Education (May 3, 2002)

ISBN: 0340848782

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The goal of the lesson is for children to generalize prosocial friend-making skills. Children should be able to take these skills and use them outside of the classroom. The following sample pre-post-test can be used for evaluating the lesson. Students can either write the answers to the test before the lesson and after the lesson, or, for students who do not read or write well enough to independently answer questions, the teacher can interview the students individually, in small groups, or as a class (see Figure 3 for a sample pre-/ post-test) The Window. Neyhus. 1978. “Tactual Exploration by Normal Infants,” Developmental Medicine and Child-Neurology, Vol. 20, No. 6, 720–26. Thompson. 2007. “The Development of Self-Conscious Emotions: Cognitive Processes and Social Influences,” in The Self-Conscious Emotions: Theory and Research. Caring for Infants and Toddlers in Groups: Developmentally Appropriate Practice Gareth Gates (Livewire Real Lives).

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