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Using Children's Literature Across the Curriculum: A Handbook of Instructional Strategies, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Catherine M. O'Callaghan, Patricia A. Antonacci, Lucy P. Murphy, Florence D. Musiello, Eugene Wolfson

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Sep 21, 2010

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This resource uniquely offers preservice and inservice teachers templates for using quality children's literature to implement six themes across grades K-8. The themes are based on national curriculum standards and text sets are carefully selected to facilitate discussion, analysis, and problem solving across the grades. 

 

Using Children’s Literature Across the Curriculum, provides teachers with a guide to using multilayered texts to facilitate students’ attainment of critical literacy. It is designed to be a supplemental text to guide teachers in designing literacy instruction.

 

The instructional sequence includes collaborative inquiry activities across the curriculum to extend each theme to math, science, technology and social studies. Teachers are shown how to incorporate family literacy with a component entitled ‘Home School Connections’ and to differentiate instruction for individual learners with a section entitled ‘On Your Own Activities’. The theme concludes with a critical literacy activity that applies the content knowledge of the theme with collaborative inquiry.

 

A unique feature of the handbook is the emphasis on performance based assessment with each instructional sequence containing two rubrics for the teacher to implement.  The instructional sequences are meant as models for teachers to use in developing their own themes in order to facilitate critical literacy. These ‘models’ can be adjusted to fit the reading level of the students as teachers become more familiar with the text’s structure and their students’ needs.

Table of Contents

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

Chapter One: Change

 

Primary Grades (K-2): Changes in Families

 

Intermediate Grades (3-5):How Famine Changed Families

 

Middle Grades 6-8):How the American Revolution Caused Young People to Change and Grow

 

Resource Guide: Children’s Literature References and Activities

 

Professional References

 

 

Chapter Two: Journeys

 

Primary Grades (K-2): Number Journeys Around the World

 

Intermediate Grades (3-5): The Journey of Lewis & Clark

 

Middle Grades (6-8): The Journey from Slavery to Equality

 

Resource Guide: Children’s Literature References and Activities

 

Professional References

 

 

Chapter Three: Survival

 

Primary Grades (K-2: Surviving Difficult Times

 

Intermediate Grades (3-5): Survival in the Wilderness

 

Middle Grades (6-8): Surviving the Holocaust

 

Resource Guide: Children’s Literature References and Activities

 

Professional References

 

 

Chapter Four: Discovery

 

Primary Grades (K-2): Intrepid Explorers

 

Intermediate Grades (3-5): Discover the Frozen World-Antarctica

 

Middle Grades (6-8): Medical Discoveries

 

Resource Guide: Children’s Literature References and Activities

 

Professional References

 

 

Chapter Five: Connections

 

Primary Grades (K-2): Ecosystems

 

Intermediate Grades (3-5): Flight of the Monarch Butterfly

 

Middle Grades (6-8): Food Chains, Webs, and Pyramids

 

Resource Guide: Children’s Literature References and Activities

 

Professional References

 

 

Chapter Six: Choices

 

Primary Grades (K-2): Dealing with Bullies

 

Intermediate Grades (3-5): Choosing Friends

 

Middle Grades (6-8): Life’s Choices

 

 

 

 

 

 

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