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ERIC Number: EJ819257
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1538-6619
A Bat, a Snake, a Cockroach, and a Fuzzhead: Using Children's Literature to Teach about Positive Character Traits
Kara-Soteriou, Julia; Rose, Heather
Young Children, v63 n4 p30-36 Jul 2008
The authors describe a five-day, literature-based thematic unit for second-graders on positive character traits, such as friendship, respect, perseverance, honesty, and cooperation, and how four books by Janell Cannon are integral to children's learning. (The authors offer suggestions throughout for adapting the unit for younger children.) They address Connecticut's standards for math, science, social-emotional, and cognitive development and NAEYC and IRA (International Reading Association) standards for language arts. The unit included a variety of activities so each child would benefit.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A