A Field Guide to the Classroom Library B: Grades K-1 / Edition 1

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To create your own custom fieldguide, to select individual guides based on titles, authors, topics, levels, teaching uses and more, visit our website at http://fieldguides.heinemann.com. Once there, you will also find free sample guides, suggestions for using the guides in a reading workshop, and information about creating your own specialized classroom library!

Here's a resource like no other. Noted teacher/author Lucy Calkins and a team from The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Community have created the most comprehensive and accessible leveled lists and guides for nearly 1,200 children's trade books for kindergarten through sixth grade. Their purpose: to help teachers build state-of-the-art classroom libraries, using guides exactly tailored to the classrooms in which they teach.

A Field Guide to the Classroom Library is the result of the efforts of hundreds of teachers who pooled their knowledge of children's books. Their selections are not simply book lists-each guide is packed with practical information, including book summaries, literary insights, and teaching ideas. Put the recommended books together and the resulting libraries are far richer than any one teacher could achieve working on his or her own.

In Field Guide B (Grades K-1), learn about the core books the authors regard as essential, approximately 150 for this level. Then consider for your library any of an additional six modules of books, each module representing a category, for example, nonfiction. The authors have leveled about sixty percent of these books, leaving room for teachers and/or students to choose appropriate books by comparison with leveled titles..

Use this Field Guide to create a classroom library with books that spark students' interests and match their passions. Then see how much easier it becomes to teach them to read-to teach them what they need to become powerful, knowledgeable, and literate people.

A Field Guide to the Classroom Library is available in seven different volumes, each devoted to specific grade levels:
A: Kindergarten
B: Grades K-1
C: Grades 1-2
D: Grades 2-3
E: Grades 3-4
F: Grades 4-5
G: Grades 5-6
Field Guides A-G

To create your own custom fieldguide, to select individual guides based on titles, authors, topics, levels, teaching uses and more, visit our website at http://fieldguides.heinemann.com. Once there, you will also find free sample guides, suggestions for using the guides in a reading workshop, and information about creating your own specialized classroom library!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780325004969
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 7/3/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,423,727
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

Lucy Calkins is the author of the popular firsthand classroom materials Units of Study for Teaching Writing series and the Units of Study for Teaching Reading, Grades 3-5 series. Most recently, Lucy has published a common core workshop curriculum, Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing, Grades K - 5. In addition, Lucy is the author or coauthor of numerous foundational professional texts with Heinemann, including Pathways to the Common Core;The Art of Teaching Writing; and One to One. She is also the author of The Art of Teaching Reading. She is the Founding Director of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University's Teachers College. For more than twenty-five years, the Project has been both a think tank - developing state of the art teaching methods - and a provider of professional development. In these capacities, the Project has supported hundreds of thousands of educators. As the leader of this world renowned organization, Lucy works closely with policy-makers, superintendents, district leaders and school principals to instigate and sustain school-wide and system-wide educational reforms. But above all, Lucy works closely with teachers and with their classrooms full of wise and wonderful children. Lucy is also the Richard Robinson Professor of Children's Literature at Teachers College, where she leads the Literacy Specialist program. Lucy and her husband John are the parents of two sons, Miles and Evan.
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