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Table 5 Overview of Theme 4, example codes, and quotations

From: Operationalization of self-regulation in the early years: comparing policy with theoretical underpinnings

Theme Example codes Example quotations
4. A strong emphasis on the use of language in supporting metacognition Use language “Educators can support and encourage Kindergarten children in innovative thinking in such ways as the following: model the use of language associated with problem solving and innovating” (p. 90)
“Educators can support and encourage Kindergarten children in innovative thinking in such ways as the following: encourage children to use language and non-verbal means, such as drawing diagrams, to explain their hypotheses to others” (p. 90)
Aware “As they assimilate this understanding, children: become aware that some words rhyme or start or end in the same way, and thus begin to develop phonological awareness” (p. 67)