Reading the World with Picture Books

Reading the World with Picture Books

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Reading the World with Picture Books presents an exhaustive collection of booktalk options with picture books that are set in the major countries of each continent. Hundreds of children's books with an international flavor are organized by continent and then by country, and suggested activities accompany the titles, encouraging students to interpret information related to historical or geographic concepts and use problem-solving skills. Activities range from those appropriate for beginners to experienced researchers/writers. All call for high-level thinking and most provide opportunities to respond in creative ways. In addition, all of the activities are keyed to selected national standards in language arts and social studies. The picture books suggested are not only excellent choices to capture a booktalk audience's attention and educate young readers about world culture, but also to demonstrate how human beings have adapted to the various environments of the world.Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992. (Grades 1a€“3) Fox persuades Mole to climb with him on a grass rope he has braided anda€”with the birdsa#39; helpa€”hitched ... ( Grades 1a€“3) In this story from Peru, we meet a baker who is so stingy that he wants to charge people just for smelling his baked goods. When the baker takes his case to court, the wise judge de- cides to teach the greedy man a well- deserved lessonanbsp;...

Title:Reading the World with Picture Books
Author:Nancy J. Polette
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2010-07-21


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