ERIC Number: ED472805
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Discovering Florida through Literature.
Knowles, Liz; Smith, Martha
Noting that a student's study of a state becomes more meaningful when children's and young adult literature is used as an enhancement, this book offers Florida-related works of literature to broaden the study of the state. The book is organized by category: history, historical fiction, biographies, plants, animals, fiction, geography, and travel. Each chapter includes sample discussion questions; a writing connection; a content area connection; a strategy/activity; annotated titles; a bibliography of additional titles; and related web sites. The book begins with core ideas--content-area reading connections, writing connections, reading workshop, literature circles, book clubs, and ways to promote reading--that show concrete ways of using literature effectively in the classroom. Includes an additional list of 23 annotated references; 12 additional titles; 2 suggested bookstores specializing in Florida titles; 23 Florida videos; 2 Florida magazines and newspapers; and 9 additional websites. (PM)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Animals, Annotated Bibliographies, Biographies, Childrens Literature, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Elementary Secondary Education, Fiction, Geography, Plants (Botany), Reading Instruction, State History, Travel, Writing Instruction
Maupin House, Inc., P.O. Box 90143, Gainesville, FL 32607; Order # MH88 ($15.95). Tel: 800-524-0634; Fax: (352) 373-5546. Web Site: http://www.maupinhouse.com.
Publication Type: Books; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Florida