Reading the World with Picture Books (Paperback)

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Reading the World with Picture Books (Paperback)


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This valuable reference guide provides suggestions of picture books set in more than 70 countries in each continent of the world, along with standards-based activities.

Reading the World with Picture Books presents an exhaustive collection of booktalk options with picture books that are set in the major countries of each continent. Hundreds of children's books with an international flavor are organized by continent and then by country, and suggested activities accompany the titles, encouraging students to interpret information related to historical or geographic concepts and use problem-solving skills. Activities range from those appropriate for beginners to experienced researchers/writers. All call for high-level thinking and most provide opportunities to respond in creative ways. In addition, all of the activities are keyed to selected national standards in language arts and social studies.

The picture books suggested are not only excellent choices to capture a booktalk audience's attention and educate young readers about world culture, but also to demonstrate how human beings have adapted to the various environments of the world.
Nancy J. Polette is professor of education at Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO, former director of the Laboratory School for Gifted Children, author of more than 100 professional books, and an in-demand conference speaker.
Product Details ISBN: 9781598845877
ISBN-10: 159884587X
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
Publication Date: July 21st, 2010
Pages: 400
Language: English