ERIC Number: ED512284
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Reading Globally, K-8: Connecting Students to the World through Literature
Lehman, Barbara A.; Freeman, Evelyn B.; Scharer, Patricia L.
With an increasingly diverse nation and an ever-smaller world, global awareness is a necessity for today's students. This unique and indispensable handbook shows how teachers can use global literature to help students expand their worldview while developing increased respect for cultural diversity. The authors explain how to infuse global literature throughout the K-8 curriculum, from locating and selecting appropriate, high-quality books to developing related activities and projects for a variety of subject areas. Teachers, librarians, and reading coordinators will find: (1) Insights on how reading global literature prepares students for life and work in an interconnected world; (2) Numerous examples of outstanding books for Grades K-8, and a fully annotated bibliography of hundreds of titles on the enclosed CD-ROM; (3) A wealth of teaching ideas for the entire curriculum, supported by classroom vignettes; and (4) Answers to frequently asked questions about funding, cultural authenticity, and supporting state and national standards. Chapters of this book include: (1) The Need for Global Literature; Part I: Infusing Global Literature throughout the Curriculum: (2) Literary Theme Studies and an Integrated Curriculum; (3) Integrated Language Arts; (4) Social Studies; (5) Science and Mathematics; (6) The Arts; Part II: Issues Teachers Face: (7) How Should I Evaluate Global Books; (8) Frequently Asked Questions About Global Children's Literature; and (9) What's Next? Going Global and Bringing It Home; Also included in this book are: List of Figures; Acknowledgments; About the Authors; Introduction; References; and Index. Included in the CD are: (1) Further Recommended Reading for Teachers; (2) Resources for Locating and Learning More About Global Children's Literature; and (3) An Annotated List of 341 Children's Books Cited in the Book.
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Childrens Literature, Academic Standards, Cultural Pluralism, Global Education, Elementary School Students, Guides, Elementary School Curriculum, Annotated Bibliographies, Reading Material Selection, Vignettes, Language Arts, Instructional Material Evaluation, Social Studies, Mathematics, Sciences, Reading Lists
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Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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