Synopses & Reviews
Are you looking for books with meaningful themes for discussion and writing, plus classroom activities? This is the book for you. Following a section on why literature is important, readers will find teaching units and activities based on titles from Judith Halsted's book, Some of My Best Friends Are Books. The author takes Halsted's themes and discussion questions and creates additional teaching activities. This book will blend well with the Accelerated Reading Program, or with any reading program. Elementary teachers who want to use literature with gifted students will appreciate the teaching units and lesson ideas in this book.
Following a section on why literature is important, readers will find teaching units and lesson plans based on titles that are found in Judith Halsted's book, Some of My Best Friends Are Books. The author takes Judith's themes and discussion questions and takes them further into teaching units and activities. This book will blend well with the Accelerated Reading Program, or with any elementary reading program.
Activities in Literature Links are designed for students reading at grade levels K-6. Ten well-lived titles, books like Frederick and Freaky Friday, serve as classroom examples with questions and activities for students to complete individually or in small groups. Strageties include learning centers, graphic organizers, vocabulary studies, literature binders, journals, student portfolios, and more. Activities are easily adaptable to use with any trade books. Literature Links can be used alone, or as a companion book to Judith Halsted's Some of My Best Friends Are Books: Guiding Gifted Readers from Preschool to High School, an annotated bibliography of nearly 300 books of interest to gifted readers.