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Literature-Based Teaching in the Content Areas
40 Strategies for K-8 Classrooms

  • Carole Cox - California State University, Long Beach, USA, Indian Association for Women's Studies, Bengaluru

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Teaching in Primary Schools

May 2012 | 352 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Literature-Based Teaching in the Content Areas: 40 Strategies for K-8 Classrooms is a collection of 40 literature-based strategies to teach Key Stages 1-4 content areas: language arts and reading, social studies, mathematics, science, and the arts.

Grounded in theory and research on best practices in each field, the strategies are classroom-tested and classroom-ready, with in-depth descriptions of practical activities. Each strategy describes in detail how to use one or more key books for each of the levels, Key Stage 1-2, Key Stage 3, and Key Stage 4, and also includes extensive book lists for creating classroom text sets. Ideas are also provided to differentiate instruction for English learners and struggling students.

The book is full of teaching tools: specific questions and prompts for discussion and writing, graphic organizers and student writing frames, mini-lessons on skills and writing conventions, technology resources, and assessment ideas for each strategy. A teacher can dip into the book and choose a content area, strategy, and books to put to use immediately in the classroom.

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgements
 
Introduction: Teaching in the Content Areas: Literature-Based Instruction in the K-8 Classroom
 
Part I. Language Arts and Reading
 
Part II. Social Studies
 
Part III. Mathematics
 
Part IV. Science
 
Part V. The Arts
 
About the Author
 
Index

An excellent resource for pre-services teachers to have so that they go into the classroom with developed materials.

Mr Rhett Hutchins
Language & Literacy Education, University of Georgia
October 15, 2012

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