Teaching Reading with Multicultural BKL


This addition to the Books Kids Love series combines the best multicultural children's books with a solid spectrum of reading instruction.
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This addition to the Books Kids Love series combines the best multicultural children's books with a solid spectrum of reading instruction.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555919870
  • Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/1/2000
  • Series: Books Kids Love Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Carol J. Fuhler completed her doctorate in education at Northern Illinois University. She teaches social studies, children's literature, and writing at the Center for Excellence at Northern Arizona University. She is the author of numerous articles, book reviews, and other publications.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi
Preface vii
Introduction: A Guide to Using This Book viii
Section I Celebrating Every Learner across the Grades: Introductory Lessons 1
Lesson 1 Setting the Tone for Celebrating Each Child and All Cultures 2
Lesson 2 Representing Cultures in the Classroom 4
Lesson 3 It's More Than a Part of Speech 7
Lesson 4 A Poetic Explanation of Me--Writing an Autobiographical Poem 9
Lesson 5 Sharing Troubles across Cultures: A Common Thread 13
Section II Comprehension Strategies in Fiction: Comprehension--An Overview 17
Lesson 6 Modeling the Shared Reading Process 18
Lesson 7 Comprehension and a Literary Road Map 20
Lesson 8 Setting and Sequencing Using Sentence Strips 25
Lesson 9 Using a Story Wheel 28
Lesson 10 Differentiating between Reality and Fantasy 32
Lesson 11 A Lesson in Inferences 35
Lesson 12 Working with Comparison and Contrast in Narrative 39
Lesson 13 Using a Herringbone Graphic Organizer as a Comprehension Tool 43
Lesson 14 Reader's Theater 47
Lesson 15 Identifying the Theme 54
Lesson 16 Scaffolding Students' Comprehension 56
Lesson 17 Using Autobiographical Art 62
Lesson 18 Using Multicultural Folktales 65
Lesson 19 Using the Story Cube 68
Section III Working with Expository Text Structures: Expository Text--An Overview 73
Lesson 20 Expository Text Structure 75
Lesson 21 Using Biographies and a Positive-Negative Graph to Inspire Writing 79
Lesson 22 Examining an Expository Text Structure 85
Lesson 23 Understanding Expository Text 89
Lesson 24 Getting Meaning from Expository Text Structures 93
Lesson 25 Using a Timeline 97
Section IV Word Recognition and Vocabulary-Building Strategies: Word Recognition--An Overview 103
Lesson 26 Reviewing Synonyms and Antonyms 105
Lesson 27 Understanding the Context 110
Lesson 28 Using Award-Winning Books by African-American Authors and Illustrators 115
Lesson 29 Another Tool for Building Vocabulary 118
Lesson 30 One Plus One = Something 121
Lesson 31 Is It Their, They're, or Three--Break or Brake? 125
Section V Sparking an Interest in Poetry: Poetry--An Overview 131
Lesson 32 Put a Poem in Your Pocket and a Picture in Your Mind 133
Lesson 33 Choral Reading 137
Lesson 34 Reading, Writing, and the Poetry Connection: A Look at Narrative Poetry 140
Lesson 35 Plying a Poet's Tools 143
Section VI Pulling It All Together: An Overview 149
Lesson 36 Examining the Role of Action Verbs 151
Lesson 37 Author! Author! Participating in an Author Study of Patricia Polacco 154
Lesson 38 Literature Circles--Reading and Discussing 157
Lesson 39 Tales across Cultures 162
Lesson 40 Strengthening the Language Arts with a Closer Look at Prejudice 168
Lesson 41 Researching the Different Faces of Oppression across Cultures 172
Lesson 42 Picture Books, Treasure Hunts, and Steppingstones 176
Appendix I Novels, Nonfiction, and Poetry Celebrating Diverse Cultures 185
Appendix II Additional Materials for Reference 199
Appendix III Websites to Investigate 202
Index 205
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