ERIC Number: ED422960
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Books on Wheels: Cooperative Learning through Thematic Units.
McArthur, Janice; McGuire, Barbara E.
Designed as an integrated package for thematic instruction, this book helps librarians and teachers select appropriate reading materials to use in specific areas of study and promote reading to students in primary grades. Sixteen chapters include such popular themes as: (1) "Risky Reading: Adventure Stories"; (2) "Old MacDonald's Place: Farm Animals"; (3) "Honored Books: Caldecott Award Winners"; (4) "Out of the Past: Dinosaurs"; (5) "Best of Show: Dogs"; (6) "From Magic to Mystery: Fairy and Folktales"; (7) "Creepy Crawlers: Insects and Spiders"; (8) "Mouse Tales: Mice"; (9) "Horrendous Fun: Monsters"; (10) "Many People, Many Stories: Multiculturalism"; (11) "Book, Line and Sinker: Ocean World"; (12) "Wrinkled, Wise and Wonderful: Old People"; (13) "Poems A'Poppin: Poetry"; (14)"Round and Round: Our Planet, Earth"; (15) "Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring: The Seasons"; and (16) "Just Being Me! Feelings about Myself" introduce readers to a broad variety of children's books. Each chapter contains an introduction to the theme, an introductory theme-based project, booktalks, annotated bibliographies, and reproducible activity pages that extend learning across the curriculum. All activities are coded by grade level (K-1, 1-2, 2-3). Includes index. (AEF)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Awards, Books, Childrens Literature, Cooperative Learning, Cooperative Programs, Elementary Education, Fiction, Learning Activities, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Reading Instruction, Reading Materials, Reading Motivation, Recreational Reading, School Libraries
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners; Teachers
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