ERIC Number: ED360622
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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Whole Language Discovery Activities for the Primary Grades.
Riley, Margaret C.; Coe, Donna L.
For the K-3 teacher, this book presents hundreds of ready-to-use individual and group activities for developing reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills, all correlated with other curriculum areas and organized into nine monthly sections. The book includes teaching strategies, individual and group games, activity sheets, quizzes, writing exercises, and vocabulary builders. Each of the monthly sections provides: (1) three forms of literature (a Caldecott book title with a synopsis, a poem, and a traditional song) corresponding with monthly themes; (2) language, math, social studies, and science activities developed through the thinking levels of Bloom's taxonomy for each literature form; (3) a "skill correlation chart" correlating the activities with key concepts in language, math, social studies, and science; (4) display ideas for the monthly book, song, and poetry selections; and (5) reproducible open-ended "think sheets" to facilitate recording ideas in individual, small group, and large group activities. The book also includes an introductory discussion of whole language and Bloom's taxonomy, sections on management and evaluation to help teachers integrate instruction to fit other literature selections, and a parent section to promote home support and encouragement. (RS)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Educational Games, Elementary School Teachers, Integrated Activities, Listening Skills, Mathematics Instruction, Parent Participation, Primary Education, Reading Instruction, Science Instruction, Social Studies, Speech Communication, Vocabulary Development, Whole Language Approach, Writing Instruction
Prentice Hall, Book Distribution Center, Route 59 at Brookhill Dr., West Nyack, NY 10994 ($27.95 plus $4.96 postage/handling plus state sales tax).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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