Peak with Books: An Early Childhood Resource for Balanced Literacy
PERFECT FOR THE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR, CARE GIVER AND PARENTS ALIKE, Peak With Books shows how to use popular children's literature to build reading, writing, and cognitive skills in an inquiry-based environment. Instead of using a "skill and drill" approach, the authors employ conversations, questions, and, meaning-based activities to stimulate children's curiosity, confidence, and thirst for knowledge. The authors' balanced literacy program teaches strong reading, writing, and critical thinking skills. To develop those skills, each chapter's central storybook is accompanied by strategies that employ art, music, drama, finger rhymes, poetry, math and science activities. Graphics and children's presentations illustrate how research and discovery through fiction can enliven whole-class and individually directed projects.
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Bedtime for Frances
Brown Bear Brown Bear
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Each Peach Pear Plum
Good Morning Chick
Hush A Thai Lullaby
Oh AHunting We Will Go 143 Ten Nine Eight
The Old Man His Door 149 The Three Billy Goats Gruff
On Market Street 157 To Market To Market
Peter Spiers Rain 163 Tough Boris
Peters Chair 169 The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Pig in the Pond 175 Where the Wild Things Are
Rosies Walk 183 Whistle for Willie
The Runaway Bunny 189 Who Took the Farmers Hat?
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ACTIVITIES Positive parenting alphabet animals appealing rhyme Ask the children baby BALANCED LITERACY ACTIVITIES bedtime Blueberries Brown Bear bunny chick child's academic success children share color developmental learning activities dramatic duck ducklings encourage children environment are major Eric Carle Eve Merriam EVERYDAY LEARNING ACTIVITIES Extend the learning Ezra Jack Keats feelings and observations flow of oral gain new understanding Hungry Caterpillar illustrations Instantly singable songs involved in story Jack Prelutsky Ladybug LEARNING ACTIVITIES Positive letter lifetime learning LITERACY ACTIVITIES POETRY Lois & Bram Lois Ehlert Margaret Wise Brown Martin Waddell Mem Fox mother neous flow oral language picture pirates plays will encourage poem pond questions in repeated reflecting repeated readings rereading rhyme and rhythm rhyming word rhythm of finger Runaway Bunny sentence sing sounds sponta STAGE Instantly singable STORY TIME EXTENSIONS storybook success and lifetime talk TEACHING FOCUS Tell walk Wild Things wonder writing