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Kindergarten magic; theme-based lessons for building literacy and library skills.


Kindergarten magic; theme-based lessons for building literacy and library skills.

MacMillan, Kathy and Christine Kirker.

Am. Library Association


272 pages




MacMillan, a freelance writer, and Kirker, a children's librarian, offer theme-based lessons for librarians and classroom teachers to use to build literacy and library skills in kindergarten students. Activities are meant to be fun, interactive, age-appropriate, and based on standard benchmarks. They introduce the guiding principles for lesson planning and the inclusion of special needs students and nonnative English speakers, then activities that connect to 36 common kindergarten topics, such as sea animals, dinosaurs, and seasons. Each unit has tips on introducing content; recommended books; fingerplays, rhymes, movement activities, or songs; flannelboard or prop stories, with patterns; writing readiness, math, and takeaway activities; a library skill-building game; and American Sign Language and Spanish activities. Indexes by names and titles, and topics, themes, and skills are provided.

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Date:Dec 1, 2011
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