Using Children's Literature Across the Curriculum A Handbook of Instructional Strategies

ISBN-10: 0131711911

ISBN-13: 9780131711914

Edition: 2011

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Designed to be a supplement to guide teachers in designing literacy instruction, this book offers preservice and inservice teachers valuable templates for using quality children's literature to implement six themes. The themes are based on national curriculum standards and text sets are carefully selected to facilitate discussion, analysis, and problem solving across the grades. The instructional sequence includes collaborative inquiry activities across the curriculum to extend each theme to math, science, technology, and social studies. Teachers are shown how to incorporate family literacy and to differentiate instruction for individual learners. Each theme concludes with a critical literacy activity that applies the content knowledge of the theme to collaborative inquiry. Preservice and inservice teachers, Grades K-8.
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Book details

List price: $27.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 7/29/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.342

Catherine O'Callaghan is a professor of Education and Chair of the Education Department at Western Connecticut State University. She entered the teaching profession as a classroom teacher and continued her career as a literacy specialist with teaching experiences that span across the grades. Teaching in New York City within diverse settings afforded her a wide range of teaching experiences. Her doctoral degree from Fordham University in Language and Literacy initiated her research interests in new literacies, critical literacies, teacher education, and intervention plans for helping striving readers and writers. O'Callaghan began working with preservice and inservice teachers at St. Joseph's College in the Child Study Department and as an adjunct at Fordham University.nbsp; She also taught in the literacy specialist program at Iona College for twelve years before moving on to Western Connecticut State University. She has published numerous articles and books including (as coauthors) Antonacci & O'Callaghan, Portraits of Literacy Development: Instruction and Assessment in a Well-Balanced Literacy Program, K-3 (2004); Antonacci & O'Callaghan, A Handbook for Literacy Instruction & Assessment Strategies K-8 (2006), Antonacci & O'Callaghan, Using Children's Literature Across the Curriculum: A Handbook of Instructional Strategies K-8 (2010), Antonacci & O'Callaghan, Promoting Literacy Development K-8 (2012).

Patricia Antonacci is a Professor Emeritus of Education at Iona College. Antonacci entered the teaching profession as a classroom teacher for the middle and elementary grades and continued as a literacy specialist. Her long career in public schools brought her a range of experiences as a teacher at all grade levels including a number of years working in diverse classroom settings. As a reading specialist for K through 12, she assisted teachers in integrating literacy instruction in content areas. Working in a large urban district afforded her rich experiences teaching striving readers and English language learners. Antonacci has taught courses at Fordham University and Iona College including the following: reading in the content areas for middle and secondary grades, foundations of literacy, literacy across the curriculum, action research, as well as mentoring doctoral students in conducting research in literacy education. She has published numerous articles and books including (as coauthors) Antonacci & O'Callaghan, Portraits of Literacy Development: Instruction and Assessment in a Well-Balanced Literacy Program, K-3 (2004); Antonacci & O'Callaghan, A Handbook for Literacy Instruction & Assessment Strategies K-8 (2006), Antonacci & O'Callaghan, Using Children's Literature Across the Curriculum: A Handbook of Instructional Strategies K-8 (2010), Antonacci & O'Callaghan, Promoting Literacy Development K-8 (2012).

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