ERIC Number: ED475459
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Literature-Based Workshops for Language Arts: Ideas for Active Learning Grades K-2.
Morrison, Kathy; Dittrich, Tina
This book is intended for teachers who want to integrate high-quality children's literature into the language arts curriculum. The illustrated book provides a host of small-group workshops for children in kindergarten through second grade, planned around storybooks they love. Each workshop suggested in the book is geared to specific High/Scope elementary key experiences and includes a description of the activity, a materials list, instructions for teachers and students, follow-up activities, and modifications for children with special needs. Each of the five sets of workshops has a special focus: teddy bear books, alphabet books, and the storybooks "Monster Mama,""The Napping House," and "Amelia Bedelia." A whole-group lesson at the beginning of each set of workshops introduces students to the books and activities in that section. The workshops themselves--each built around a particular storybook--provide many opportunities for children to make their own books, write in a variety of formats, graph and chart story information, create two- and three-dimensional artwork, write songs, and engage in many other active learning experiences. (NKA)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Childrens Literature, Classroom Techniques, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Primary Education, Reader Response, Small Group Instruction, Workshops
High/Scope Press, High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, 600 North River Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48198-2898 ($34.95). Tel: 800-40-PRESS (Toll Free); Fax: 800-442-4FAX (Toll Free); e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.highscope.org.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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