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ERIC Number: ED532950
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 168
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-5711-0770-1
ISSN: N/A
The Castle in the Classroom: Story as a Springboard for Early Literacy
Bhattacharyya, Ranu
Stenhouse Publishers
"The Castle in the Classroom" describes a year in a kindergarten classroom as the children embark on literary exploration. Each child approaches the journey from a different perspective--some are self-sufficient, others more hesitant; some are literary adventurers, others shyly reluctant. The detailed focus lessons throughout the book use the power of stories--personal narratives, folktales, and fairy tales--to deepen the literary experience so that reading and writing become as much a part of kindergarten as playing and pretending are. As the book progresses through the year, teachers will find a wealth of resources, including practical models to teach strategies and skills; effective teaching schedules; ways to address, challenge, expand, and celebrate student learning; examples of student work; parent education materials; and ideas on how to manage assessment. By the end of the year, your students--like those in Ranu's class--will have built on their love of story-telling to establish a strong literacy foundation. [Foreword by Georgia Heard.]
Stenhouse Publishers. 480 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101. Tel: 800-988-9812; Tel: 207-253-1600; Fax: 800-833-9164; Fax: 207-253-5121; Web site: http://www.stenhouse.com
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Kindergarten
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia