Peak with Books: An Early Childhood Resource for Balanced Literacy

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Cengage Learning, 2002 - Education - 272 pages
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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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Contents

Bedtime for Frances
8
Brown Bear Brown Bear
20
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
31
Each Peach Pear Plum
37
Freight Train
43
The Gingerbread
49
Good Morning Chick
56
Hush A Thai Lullaby
79
Oh AHunting We Will Go 143 Ten Nine Eight
213
The Old Man His Door 149 The Three Billy Goats Gruff
219
On Market Street 157 To Market To Market
225
Peter Spiers Rain 163 Tough Boris
233
Peters Chair 169 The Very Hungry Caterpillar
241
The Pig in the Pond 175 Where the Wild Things Are
247
Rosies Walk 183 Whistle for Willie
253
The Runaway Bunny 189 Who Took the Farmers Hat?
259

The Little Mouse The
93
Bring a Friend?
119

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