ERIC Number: ED410560
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
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Making the Connection: Learning Skills through Literature (3-6).
Basing skills instruction on the multitude of books available to children, this book connects all the necessary reading skills to literature which will stimulate and motivate students in grades 3-6. Teachers can use the book as a blueprint for reading instruction or as a stepping-off point for a creative literature-based program. Part I of the book talks about teaching through meaningful contexts, creating a print-rich environment, components of a process classroom, and teaching to students' needs. Part II presents techniques to advance comprehension and vocabulary development. Part III of the book gives examples of how to teach specific skills to students, and each skill is covered by activities based on one of more specific children's books. Part IV discusses ways to accommodate for different abilities in the classroom, and includes a list of high-interest, age-appropriate books for "struggling" learners. (RS)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Classroom Environment, Elementary Education, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Student Motivation, Student Needs, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development
Crystal Springs Books, 10 Sharon Road, P.O. Box 500, Peterborough, NH 03458-0500.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
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