ERIC Number: ED501284
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Reference Count: 16
Using "Children's Choices" in the Early Childhood Curriculum: Linking Books to (Louisiana) Content Standards
Webre, Elizabeth C.
"Children's Choices," a project of a joint committee supported by the International Reading Association (IRA) and the Children's Book Council, is published annually in "The Reading Teacher." Books recommended by children are grouped by levels: Beginning Reader (ages 5-7); Young Readers (ages 8-10); and Advanced Readers (ages 11-13). Books listed at the Beginning Reader level and Young Reader level of "Children's Choices" from 1996 through 2006 were analyzed for support of specific curriculum areas. Books related to language arts, math, social studies, and science were categorized and listed according to Louisiana content standards for prekindergarten, kindergarten, first, second, and third grade. The resulting categorized, annotated book list reflects content areas and standards, and each annotation reflects age range as indicated in "Children's Choices." Early childhood teachers will find the list useful in selecting books supporting language arts (identifying and creating rhyme; understanding the alphabetic principle; reading books with predictable text; recognizing literary devices; appreciating reading and writing; recognizing and responding to a variety of literature from many genre; parts of speech; prediction, and point of view), math (counting; basic arithmetic operations; applying math to real life; and ratios), social studies (awareness of the world; seasonal change; identifying and comparing cultural characteristics; community workers; and learning about ways people help each other), and science (understanding scientific inquiry; characteristics of organisms; life cycle of organism; describing a food chain; preserving the environment; threatened or endangered species; plants and animals that lived long ago).
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Language Arts, Standards, Literary Devices, Content Area Reading, Arithmetic, Wildlife, Social Studies, Mathematics Curriculum, Early Childhood Education, Conservation (Environment), Prediction, Cultural Awareness, Inquiry, Science Curriculum, Plants (Botany), Alphabets, Rhyme
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana