Printouts, crafts, and writing activities that are designed to encourage and stimulate writing.
Developing Fluent Readers: teaching fluency as a foundational skill by Melanie R. Kuhn; Lorell LevyViewing fluency as a bridge between foundational skills and open-ended learning, this book guides teachers through effective instruction and assessment of fluent reading skills in the primary grades. Fluency's relationship to phonological awareness, phonics, and print concepts is explained, and practical methods are shared for integrating fluency instruction in a literacy curriculum grounded in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Classroom examples, weekly lesson plans, and extensive lists of recommended texts add to the book's utility for teachers.
Call Number: LB1573.5 .K858 2015
Publication Date: 2015-01-05
Interpreting Literature with Children by Shelby A. WolfClearly organized and beautifully written, Interpreting Literature With Childrenis a remarkable book that stands on the edge of two textbook genres: the survey of literature text and the literary criticism text. Neither approach, however, says enough about how children respond to literature in everyday classroom situations. That is the mission of this book. It begins by providing a solid foundation in both approaches and then examines multiple ways of developing children's literary interpretation through talk, through culture, class, and gender, as well as through creative modes of expression, including writing, the visual arts, and drama. The result is a balanced resource for teachers who want to deepen their understanding of literature and literary engagement. Because of its modest length and price and its ongoing focus on how to increase student engagement with literature, either pre-service or practicing teachers can use this text in children's literature, language arts, or literacy and language courses.
Call Number: LB1575.5.U5 W65 2004
Publication Date: 2003-10-01
Preschool Favorites: 35 Storytimes Kids Love by Thomas Briggs (Illustrator)Comprehensive, easy to use, and overflowing with fresh ideas, Preschool Favorites has everything needed to create storytimes: just add the kids Each of the 35 fun themes includes a wealth of book suggestions, fingerplays (the glue that holds storytime together ), short poems, flannelboard stories (complete with patterns), music suggestions (and discography), and very simple crafts. Pull together these storytime ingredients to: plan and execute complete storytime programs inspired by the 35 comprehensive and inviting chapters; save time with the practical outlines, proven advice, and flannelboard patterns; keep children involved with a variety of different activities within the storytime; and, identify the most recent kid-friendly read-aloud books already in the collection.From pizza and penguins to mud and moose to hopping bunnies and kangaroos, this is a refreshing primer for making storytime special in every library that serves young children. With these kid-tested storytime themes, children's librarians and staff will have everything they need to be inspired and carry through the easy planning to create engaging programs for their young, preschooler audiences.
Publication Date: 2007-05-01
Something Musical Happened at the Library : adding song and dance to children's story programs by Rob ReidChildren's music has been strangely silent in library storytimes - until now. Rob Reid, renowned children's programming expert, offers a companion to accompany Children's Jukebox, Second Edition. Here's a comprehensive guide to make music an integral and engaging part of children's story hour Drawing on thousands of hours of listening and programming, Reid selects the best of the best into eight ready-to-use comprehensive lesson plans. Use this abundant mix of picture books paired with kid-tested musical recordings to: get up to speed fast to make music an everyday part of your programs; build your own storytimes with innovative and fun pairings of books and recordings; enliven any storytime by incorporating simple song types - from call and response to ever-popular rounds; and identify children's picture books and stories rich with musical themes.Annotated bibliography and resource lists make a wide range of materials accessible, including picture books featuring music, song lyrics, musicians, dance and dancers, along with directions to access to the recordings.Children's librarians, school library media specialists, early childhood educators, head start programs, preschool and