Thursday, December 9, 2010

Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site

You are going to love this Website:  Carol Hurst's Children's Literature.  Teachers in grades K-12 will find useful literacy information.
This is a collection of reviews of great books for kids, ideas of ways to use them in the classroom and collections of books and activities about particular subjects, curriculum areas, themes and professional topics.  Here, you can search the complete table of contents for specific topics. 
For example, I searched for read alouds to use in social studies.  The headings I found: U.S. History, World History, Geography, Cultures, Social Skills, Transportation, and Other.  Under each heading were book lists with grade levels and brief descriptions.  Here is a link to fiction and non-fiction books on World War II. 
We can match the books to our S.C. social studies standards, and add them to our reading lessons.  The only thing left to do is check with the media specialist and see what we have in the library!  Remember, at the elementary level, the books may be in the leveled bookroom!
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