Saturday, March 9, 2013

Acquiring Knowledge in Kindergarten through Read Alouds Handbook

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A new professional text I recently published using iBookAuthor.

Professional Text for Primary Educators: Acquiring Knowledge in Kindergarten through Read Alouds Handbook

High-quality literature read aloud offers children access to important ideas, rich vocabulary, and the opportunity to actively problem solve and discuss emerging understandings with peers and their teacher. Teacher-conducted read-alouds can be important sources of world knowledge for children. In this text, I designed two read aloud units of study for use with kindergarten children. For each text there are comprehension engagements, vocabulary instruction, and text-dependent questions that are aligned to the CCSS.  

Unit 1: Traditional Stories and Wheat

Galdone, Paul . (1985 ). The Little Red Hen. New York: Sandpiper. (550L)
Gershator, David and Phillis Gershator. (1998). Bread is for Eating. Illustrated by Emma Shaw-Smith. New York: Henry Holt. (450L)
Hairston, Meredith. (2011). Little Red Hen. Illustrated by Jes Golden. Digital Story/Video. Retrieved 12.31.12 from: 
Paulsen, Gary. (1998). The Tortilla Factory. Illustrated by Ruth W. Paulsen. New York: Sandpiper. (550L)
Sturges, Philemon. (2002). The Little Red Hen Makes Pizza. Illustrated by Amy Walrod. New York: Puffin. (320L)

Unit II. Libraries and Reading

Gonzalez, Lucia. (2008). The Storyteller’s Candle: La velita de los cuentos. Illustrated by Lulu Delacre, San Francisco, CA: Children’s Book Press. (730 L)
Hest, Amy. (2007). Mr. George Baker. Illustrated by John J. Muth. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Books. (520L)
Mora, Pat. (2000). Tomas and the Library Lady. Illustrated by Raul Colon. New York: Dragonfly Books. (440L)
Ruurs, Margaret. (2005). My Librarian is a Camel: How Books are Brought Around the World. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press. (980L)
Winter, Jeanette. (2005/ 2012). The Librarian of Basra (Digital Version). Boston: Houghton Mifflin. Retrieved 12.31,12 from:

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