Reading Globally, K-8: Connecting Students to the World Through Literature
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Reading Globally, K-8: Connecting Students to the World Through Literature

by Barbara A. Lehman, Evelyn B. Freeman, Patricia L. (Louise) Scharer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1412973929

ISBN-13: 9781412973922

Pub. Date: 09/28/2010

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Showing how teachers can infuse global literature throughout the K–8 curriculum, this inspiring guide recommends numerous outstanding books and provides a wealth of teaching ideas.

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Showing how teachers can infuse global literature throughout the K–8 curriculum, this inspiring guide recommends numerous outstanding books and provides a wealth of teaching ideas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412973922
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/28/2010
Pages:
147
Sales rank:
796,072
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures viii

Acknowledgments x

About the Authors xii

Introduction 1

Organization of the Book 2

Chapter 1 The Need for Global Literature 4

The Importance of Global Literature in Children's Lives 6

The Contemporary Context 8

History and Availability of Global Children's Literature 12

Global Literature Defined 16

Goals for Global Literature 17

Conclusion 19

Part I Infusing Global Literature Throughout the Curriculum 21

Chapter 2 Literary Theme Studies and an Integrated Curriculum 23

A Literary Framework 23

Incorporating the Framework Across the Curriculum 27

Theme Studies 28

Integrating the Curriculum 30

Conclusion 33

Chapter 3 Integrated Language Arts 34

IRA/NCTE Standards for the English Language Arts 35

Conclusion 48

Chapter 4 Social Studies 49

Topic 1: "Wake Up World" (Primary Grades) 50

Topic 2: World War II and the Holocaust (Upper Elementary/Middle School) 52

Curriculum Strand: Individual Development and Identity (Upper Elementary/Middle School) 56

Curriculum Strand: Individuals, Groups, and Institutions (Primary Grades) 59

Biographies and Memoirs (Upper Elementary/Middle School) 62

Seeking Peace and Justice (All Grades) 64

Conclusion 65

Chapter 5 Science and Mathematics 66

Children's Literature and STEM Education 66

Animals: Other Creatures that Share Our Earth 69

Life Cycles and Other Patterns 70

Habitats Around the World 72

Environmental Change and the Need for Conservation 73

World Health Awareness 75

Technology: The Benefits, Risks, Costs, and Ethical Issues 76

How Things are Made and How They Work 78

Scientific and Mathematical Contributions from Diverse Cultures 79

Earning, Saving, and Investing Money 81

Conclusion 84

Chapter 6 The Arts 85

Music and Dance 85

Art and Artists 89

Becoming an Artist 95

Drama 96

Conclusion 99

Part II Issues Teachers Face 101

Chapter 7 How Should I Evaluate Global Books" 103

How Can I Know if these Books are Authentic" 104

What Else Do I Need to Know to Make Good Book Selections" 110

Conclusion 119

Chapter 8 Frequently Asked Questions about Global Children's Literature 122

1 How can I fund the purchase of global children's literature for my classroom and school library" 123

2 How should we decide which books to buy" 124

3 How can I work with colleagues to plan for using global children's literature across the grades" 124

4 What's the best way to handle sensitive topics like war, prejudice, human injustices, and cultural taboos like bodily functions or practices" 125

5 How should I respond if parents object to a book" 126

6 How can I help my students relate to places, people, times, and events they have never seen, heard, or experienced" 127

7 How can I help parents understand the importance of global literature" 128

8 How do I fit global literature into our district-mandated curricula that occupy much of the day" 128

9 How does global literature contribute to meeting state and national standards" 129

10 Will using global literature raise test scores" 130

Chapter 9 What's Next" Going Global and Bringing It Home 131

Getting Started 131

Final Thoughts 133

References 135

Index 141

The CD:

Resource A Further Recommended Reading for Teachers

Resource B Resources for Locating and Learning more about Global Children's Literature

Resource C An Annotated List of 341 Children's Books Cited in the Book

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