Once Upon a Time: Fairy Tales in the Library and Language Arts Classroom for Grades 3-6 (Paperback)Jane Heitman Healy (author)
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Use fairy tales in the library and classroom to increase students' proficiency in story structure, reading comprehension, writing, and speaking skills, and to foster collaboration with teachers. Teach core language arts skills using familiar fairy tales in AASL, IRA/NCTE standards-based, ready-to-use lessons. Use materials standard to every library to teach the curriculum, inspire a love of fairy tales, and include English Language Learners (ELL) in meaningful ways. Involve students in standards-based learning while they enjoy the charm and intrigue of their favorite fairy tales. Librarians and language arts teachers will find the information they need to increase vocabulary development, reading comprehension, and writing and speaking skills in their students, by using the wide appeal of fairy tales. Reproducible templates, worksheets, and planning guides are included.
Number of pages: 152
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 274 x 213 x 8 mm
"This guide is a tremendous resource to elementary school librarians, Language Arts teachers, and parents for teaching applied literary concepts like sequencing of events, conflict, cause & effect, reading comprehension, critical thinking, and prediction. The author sensibly presumes to teach Language Arts skills by using eight familiar fairy tales, with suggestions for using traditional versions and modern retellings with sufficiently annotated lists of in-print citations. Quite helpful, reproducible worksheets, rubrics, and planning guides are included in a more-than-half-the-book selection of lesson plans, which includes extension activities and assessment suggestions, under the organized, and remarkably inclusive, list of lesson skill objectives, including reading, story elements, writing, drama, and reading aloud. Each skill addressed is plotted in a matrix that coordinates and indexes the lessons, and each lesson is built upon national standards and designed for ease of collaboration between the school librarian and the Language Arts teacher. This lesson plan anthology is a truly desirable springboard between classic literary themes, approved standards, the school library, and engaging classroom experiences. I have never seen another guide like this one, to my knowledge it is one of a kind. Recommended." - Library Media Connection