Designed to be a supplement to guide teachers in designing literacy instruction, this book offers preservice and inservice teachers valuable templates for using quality children's literature to implement six themes.
The themes are based on national curriculum standards and text sets are carefully selected to facilitate discussion, analysis, and problem solving across the grades. 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 and to differentiate instruction for individual learners. Each theme concludes with a critical literacy activity that applies the content knowledge of the theme to collaborative inquiry.
Preservice and inservice teachers, Grades K-8.