ERIC Number: ED475315
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
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Teaching Problem Solving through Children's Literature.
Forgan, James W.
This book helps general and special education teachers empower students in grades K-4 to independently solve problems by teaching them how characters in children's literature books solved similar problems. Students are also taught a problem solving strategy that they can apply to solve problems in any situation. The book contains ready-to-use lesson plans for 40 popular children's literature books. Each lesson plan includes: demographics on the book (author, illustrator, publication date, ISBN number, etc.); lesson goal(s); a concise book summary; points to consider prior to reading; discussion questions to consider during guided reading; post-reading discussion questions; applying the I SOLVE strategy to the character's problem; extended learning activities that include a Problem Solving Practice Scenario; and a detailed reproducible reinforcement activity. The book contains nine chapters including: (1) Introduction to Problem Solving; (2) Helping Students Respond to Bullies; (3) Helping Students Make and Keep Friends; (4) Helping Students Avoid Fighting; (5) Helping Students Understand Anger & Feelings; (6) Helping To Improve Student's Self-Concept; (7) Helping Students Understand Disabilities; (8) Helping Students Value Diversity; and (9) Helping Students Learn about Sharing and Selfishness. Author/title and subject indexes are included. (MES)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Lesson Plans, Problem Solving, Student Problems
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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Note: Illustrated by David Tripp.