Peak with Books: An Early Childhood Resource for Balanced Literacy / Edition 3

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Peak With Books shows how to use popular children's literature to build reading, writing, and cognitive skills in an inquiry-based environment. Instead of using a "skill and drill" approach, the authors employ conversations, questions, and, meaning-based activities to stimulate children's curiosity, confidence, and thirst for knowledge. The authors' balanced literacy program teaches strong reading, writing, and critical thinking skills. To develop those skills, each chapter's central storybook is accompanied by strategies that employ art, music, drama, finger rhymes, poetry, math and science activities. Graphics and children's presentations illustrate how research and discovery through fiction can enliven whole-class and individually directed projects.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766859487
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 10/30/2001
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 8.46 (w) x 10.78 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents

Ask Mr Bear - Majorie Flack
Bedtime for Francis - Russell Hoban
Blueberries for Sal - Robert McCloskey
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? - Bill Martin Jr
Caps for Sale - Esphyr Slobodkina
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom - Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault
Each Peach Pear Plum - Janet and Allan Ahlberg
Freight Train - Donald Crews
The Gingerbread Boy - Paul Galdone
Good Morning, Chick - Mirra Ginsburg
Goodnight Moon - Margaret Wise Brown
The Grouchy Ladybug - Eric Carle
Have You Seen My Duckling? - Nancy Tafuri
Hush! A Thai Lullaby - Minfang Ho
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie - Laura Joffe Numeroff
Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear - Don and Audrey Wood
The Little Red Hen - Paul Galdone
Make Way for Ducklings - Robert McCloskey
Mama, Do You Love Me? - Barbara M Joosse
May I Bring a Friend? - Beatrice Schenk de Regniers
Mr Rabbit and the Lovely Present - Charlotte Zolotow
The Napping House - Audrey Wood
Noah's Ark - Peter Spier
Oh, A-Hunting We Will Go - John Langstaff
The Old Man and His Door - Gary Soto
On Market Street - Arnold Lobel
Peter Spier's Rain - Peter Spier
Peter's Chair - Ezra Jack Keats
The Pig in the Pond - Martin Waddell
Rosie's Walk - Pat Hutchins
The Runaway Bunny - Margaret Wise Brown
Skip to My Lou - Nadine Bernard Westcott
The Snowy Day - Ezra Jack Keats
The Tale of Peter Rabbit - Beatrix Potter
Ten, Nine, Eight - Molly Bang
The Three Billy Goats Gruff - Paul Galdone
To Market, to Market - Anne Miranda
Tough Boris - Mem Fox
The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle
Where the Wild Things Are - MauriceSendak
Whistle for Willie - Ezra Jack Keats
Who Took the Farmer's Hat? - Joan L Nodset

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