Using Picture Books for Standards-Based Instruction, Grades K-2, 1st Edition

  • Patricia A. Messner
  • Brenda S. Copeland
  • Published By: Libraries Unlimited
  • ISBN-10: 1440841349
  • ISBN-13: 9781440841347
  • DDC: 027.62
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 130 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released August 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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This practical handbook provides ready-to-use lesson plans that connect picture books to the Common Core standards. Written by working school librarians with 44 years of combined experience, this instructional book is designed for use with primary grade students and offers 37 library lessons that have been tested and refined in the authors' elementary school libraries. Also included in each lesson are a description of the standards applied, skills and objectives addressed, recommended grade levels, lists of props and materials needed, a step-by-step lesson description, and follow-up activities.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Common Core Standards for the English Language Arts*.
Key Ideas and Details.
1: Kingergarten.
2: The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli.
3: Alphabet Trucks by Samantha R. Vamos.
4: Ball by Mary Sullivan.
5: Clark the Shark Dares to Share by Bruce Hale.
6: First Grade.
7: A Letter for Leo by Sergio Ruzzier.
8: Sophie’s Squash by Pat Zierlow Miller.
9: Jack by Tomie DePaola.
10: Little Santa by Jon Agee.
11: Second Grade.
12: Mousetronaut Goes to Mars by Astronaut Mark Kelly.
13: Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin.
14: Firebird by Misty Copeland.
15: Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses by Kimberly and James Dean.
Craft and Structure.
16: Kindergarten.
17: Tiptoe Joe by Ginger Fogelsong Gibson.
18: Steam Train, Dream Train by Sherri Duskey Rinker.
19: Peck, Peck, Peck by Lucy Cousins.
20: Supertruck by Stephen Savage.
21: First Grade.
22: Coming Home by Greg Ruth.
23: Snoring Beauty by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen.
24: Charlie and the New Baby by Ree Drummond.
25: When the Wind Blows by Linda Booth Sweeney.
26: Second Grade.
27: Just a Duck? by Carin Bramsen.
28: Building Our House by Jonathan Bean.
29: Calvin, Look Out! by Jennifer Berne.
30: Really, Rapunzel Needed a Haircut! by Jessica Gunderson.
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas.
31: Kindergarten.
32: A Perfectly Messed-Up Story by Patrick McDonnell.
33: Blizzard by John Rocco.
34: Froggy Gets a Doggy by Jonathan London.
35: Click, Clack, Peep! by Doreen Cronin.
36: First Grade.
37: The Lion and the Bird by Marianne Dubug.
38: The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie by Chris Van Allsburg.
39: Tiptop Cat by C. Roger Mader.
40: Wake Up, Rupert! by Mike Twohy.
41: Second Grade.
42: Mix It Up! by Hervé Tullet.
43: Rags: Hero Dog of WWI by Margot Theis Rauer.
44: Rapunzel Stories Around the World: 3 Beloved Tales by Carl Meister.
45: Cinders: A Chicken Cinderella by Jan Brett.
About the Authors.