How can teachers promote literacy throughout all areas of the curriculum? Bosma and Guth have gathered success stories, real stories from classroom teachers who have integrated their schools' curricula, including science, social studies, and other content areas, as well as accounts of teachers working with at-risk learners and multiaged groups of students. The voices of individual teachers in various grade levels describe the role of children's literature in teaching thematic units in social studies, science, math, art, and music, as well as language arts. The editors explain the theoretical foundations of a collaborative, integrated, literature-based curriculum in the opening chapter, and then link the theory to the real-life accounts in the individual chapters. The book shows how to put theory into practice by selecting appropriate books, creating an interactive classroom environment, and planning engaging instructional units around all genres of quality children's literature. Written as a concise, workable guidebook for primary and middle school teachers, curriculum directors, and principals, the volume will also be a valuable resource in graduate-level courses on integrated curriculum and use of children's literature and an excellent practical guide for student teachers. Although the accounts are grade specific, the content and concepts can be adapted to the development levels found in any grade.
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Bette Bosma is professor emerita at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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Book Description Teachers College Press, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0807734373