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ERIC Number: ED465677
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 137
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87986-090-1
Linking Literature with Life: The NCSS Standards and Children's Literature for the Middle Grades. NCSS Bulletin.
Sandmann, Alexa L.; Ahern, John F.
Three significant changes have impacted the teaching of social studies to young adolescents in the past decade: (1) development of the curriculum standards for social studies by the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS); (2) growth in the number of middle schools, which are premised on the integration of content; and (3) expansive use of children's literature in social studies. This book is in response to those innovations which are explained in two parts: (1) provides a rationale for using trade books in social studies and details strategies for nurturing students' reading comprehension; and (2) provides annotations for more than 250 trade books, along with ideas for classroom use, and recommends 150+ additional titles. An index by title and an index by subject are also included. (BT)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.