A convincing explanation of why interactive or movable books should be included in the library collection that documents their value as motivational instructional tools—in all areas of the school curriculum, across many grade levels.
As editors of Books, Media, and the Internet, David Booth, Carol Jupiter, and Shelley S. Peterson present the work of colleagues from the conference "A Place for Children's Literature in the New Literacies Classrooms,' April 2008. Within these pages, teachers, librarians, and others concerned with literacy will find inspiration and strategies for melding technology and children's literature from practitioners who have found effective ways to engage young people with text, both in print and on screen.The contributors to this anthology include classroom teachers, librarians, university educators, and journalists. They speak not only to the technologically capable and media-savvy teachers but also to the curious, who seek starting points for using new technologies alongside traditional print media in their classrooms. They show how multimedia and digital technologies expand our approaches to literacy education -- and how to extend and enrich our use of stories, whatever the media, with all ages. Their articles cover a vast range of subjects arranged into 5 sections. This book provides current information, classroom examples, and anecdotes as practical tools to help teachers use digital, media, and print texts to extend students' learning. The helpful "Teaching Tools" section at the end of the book explains how to use a variety of digital tools in the classroom.
Sink your teeth into an offer of prehistoric proportions! This dino-dumpbin contains nine copies (including one free display copy) of Encyclopedia Prehistorica: Sharks and Other Sea Monsters, the spectacular pop-up follow-up to the bestselling Encyclopedia Prehistorica: Dinosaurs. The impressive display will not only bring the prehistoric underwater world back to life, but is sure to scare up gigantic sales!
The authors describe how K-8 teachers can utilize the power of children's literature to guide, inform, and inspire students. They provide strategies for how to integrate literature throughout the school day to build community, promote inquiry, and create readers and writers. Recommended books grouped by specific classroom goals are included.