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ERIC Number: ED436729
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 308
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8039-6796-9
Peak with Books: An Early Childhood Resource for Balanced Literacy. Third Edition.
Nelsen, Marjorie R.; Nelsen-Parish, Jan
This book shows how to use popular children's literature to build reading, writing, and cognitive skills in an inquiry-based environment. This third edition has been expanded to include first and second grades. New features include: (1) new emphasis on culturally diverse storybooks; (2) a description of the experiential learning inquiry process; (3) new phonemic-awareness and story-structure strategies; (4) expanded model writing, and (5) more parent activities. Each of the 42 chapters is a self-contained literature-based study with accompanying strategies that employ art, music, drama, finger rhymes, poetry, math, and science activities. After a foreword by Jim Trelease and a preface and introduction, chapter titles are: "Ask Mr. Bear" (Marjorie Flack); "Bedtime for Frances" (Russell Hoban); "Blueberries for Sal" (Robert McCloskey); "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" (Bill Martin, Jr.); "Caps for Sale" (Esphyr Slobodkina); "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" (Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault); "Each Peach Pear Plum" (Janet and Allan Ahlberg); "Freight Train" (Donald Crews); "The Gingerbread Boy" (Paul Galdone); "Good Morning, Chick" (Mirra Ginsburg); "Goodnight Moon" (Margaret Wise Brown); "The Grouchy Ladybug" (Eric Carle); "Have You Seen My Duckling?" (Nancy Tafuri); "Hush! A Thai Lullaby" (Minfong Ho); "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" (Laura Joffe Numeroff); "The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry and THE BIG HUNGRY BEAR" (Don and Audrey Wood); "The Little Red Hen" (Paul Galdone); "Make Way for Ducklings" (Robert McCloskey); "Mama, Do You Love Me?" (Barbara M. Joosse); "May I Bring a Friend?" (Beatrice Schenk de Regniers); "Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present" (Charlotte Zolotow); "The Napping House" (Audrey Wood); "Noah's Ark" (Peter Spier); "Oh, A-Hunting We Will Go" (John Langstaff); "The Old Man & His Door" (Gary Soto); "On Market Street" (Arnold Lobel); "Peter Spier's Rain" (Peter Spier); "Peter's Chair" (Ezra Jack Keats); "The Pig in the Pond" (Martin Waddell); "Rosie's Walk" (Pat Hutchins); "The Runaway Bunny" (Margaret Wise Brown); "Skip to My Lou" (Nadine Bernard Westcott); "The Snowy Day" (Ezra Jack Keats); "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" (Beatrix Potter); "Ten, Nine, Eight" (Molly Bang); "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" (Paul Galdone); "To Market, To Market" (Anne Miranda); "Tough Boris" (Mem Fox); "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" (Eric Carle); "Where the Wild Things Are" (Maurice Sendak); "Whistle for Willie" (Ezra Jack Keats), and "Who Took the Farmer's Hat?" (Joan L. Nodset). Contains over 330 references. (EF)
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 ($34.95). E-mail:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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