ERIC Number: ED491901
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Using Picture Books to Teach Language Arts Standards in Grades 3-5
Copeland, Brenda S.; Messner, Patricia A.
This manual of ideas zeroes in on current picture book titles. It features reproducible worksheets, writing activities, related reading-based activities, and technology for grades three through five. The ideas have been tested in the authors' libraries and are linked to national curricular standards. Designed for school librarians, the book is also a valuable resource for the classroom teacher and the reading specialist. Librarians will find the ideas and plans valuable as they collaborate with teachers to teach content area standards. Following the Introduction, the table of contents contains the following Chapters: (1) Standards for the English Language Arts; (2) Standards for Social Studies; (3) Standards for Science; (4) Biography Unit; (5) Tea with Eleanor Roosevelt; (6) Writing a Collective Classroom Biography; (7) Timeline; (8) Sorting Information; (9) Selecting a Person for Research; (10) Research; (11) Encyclopedia Unit; (12) Introduction; (13) Guide Words; (14) Animals Facts; (15) Independent Use of Encyclopedias; (16) Memory Game; (17) Almanac Unit; (18) Introduction; (19) Table of Contents and Index; (20) Fact Finding; (21) Writing Questions; (22) Almanac Drill; (23) Atlas Unit; (24) Summer Vacations; (25) Discovering an Atlas; (26) State Puzzles; (27) Longitude and Latitude; (28) Making an Atlas; (29) Online Catalog Unit; (30) Subject Headings; (31) Title Headings; (32) Author Headings; (33) Scavenger Hunt; (34) Searching and Locating Books; (35) Relay Game; (36) Internet Unit; (37) Computer Equipment; (38) Web Page and Dictionaries; (39) Changing Web Sites; (40) Search Engines; (41) Researching; (42) Thematic Unit; (43) Introduction to Unit on Insects/Ants; (44) Fiction--Two Bad Ants; (45) Nonfiction Books--Modeling Fact Finding; (46) Basic Research on Ants; and (47) Extended Research on Another Insect. The volume concludes with Web Resources; Bibliography; and an Index.
Descriptors: Picture Books, Teaching Methods, Language Arts, Social Studies, Sciences, National Standards, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, School Libraries, Biographies, Encyclopedias, Atlases, Reference Materials, Online Catalogs, Internet, Thematic Approach
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Publication Type: Books; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5
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