Extended Activities

Implementing Extended Activities based on Anchor Texts and Experiences expands children’s use of new vocabulary and provides additional opportunities to practice home language and English. Providers plan appropriate environments and carefully select materials for children to explore the concepts and practice the key vocabulary from Anchor Texts and Experiences. Adult guidance and facilitation during these Extended Activities promotes content knowledge, skill development, and deeper understanding of concepts for all children, especially dual and multilingual learners.


POLL Strategy: Extended Activities are planned opportunities where children explore concepts from Anchor Texts and Experiences and can practice the language being learned with peers and adults.


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Extended Activities for Center-Based Child Care

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Extended Activities for Center-Based Child Care

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Extended Activities for Family Child Care (FCC)

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Extended Activities for Family, Friend, and Neighbor (FFN) Child Care