Early Childhood Education Journal

, Volume 37, Issue 2, pp 147–151 | Cite as

Blending Effective Behavior Management and Literacy Strategies for Preschoolers Exhibiting Negative Behavior

  • Jaime Smith


Sometimes students will exhibit various aggressive behaviors in the preschool classroom. Early childhood educators need to have behavior management strategies to manage the students’ negative behaviors within the classroom setting. This article will provide a rationale for embedding literacy instruction within behavior management strategies to assist preschool age students with negative behaviors. Three widely used classroom management strategies will be explained: group contingencies, anger management, and individualized behavior plans with differential reinforcement of other behaviors. Each strategy will have developmentally appropriate literacy skills infused into it. In conclusion, a suggestion will be given to early childhood educators on how to implement these blended management techniques.


Preschool literacy Preschool behavior management Anger management Group contingencies Individualized behavior plans 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Indiana University of PennsylvaniaIndianaUSA

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