||Children's and Young Adult Collection Management/Literature, Lists and Special Collections
||Librarian's Instructional Role/Curriculum and Instruction, K-12
Covering more than 300 alphabet books with topic, content area, grade level, text structure, and instructional value indexing, this extensive resource guide includes bibliographic information and brief summaries of each selection as well as a chapter devoted to the unique uses of alphabet books within ELL classrooms.
Alphabet books are perfect for establishing introductory lessons and serve as a starting point for project ideas. Alphabet Books: The K–12 Educators' Power Tool is ideal for school and public librarians as well as teachers who need to meet specific learning standards. The indexing by topic, grade level, and content area helps in finding just the right book for the aligned instructional objective.
Some 300-plus alphabet books are additionally categorized according to the complexity of the text structure. Featured books for three grade level categories (Pre K–2, 3–6, and 7–12) are accompanied by instructional strategies to use with these books. Images of the finished student projects for every described strategy are included to clarify the instructional values. A chapter that focuses on the use of alphabet books in the English language learners' classroom offers strategies for the specific needs of this student group.
- Presents in-depth indexing and coding for more than 300 alphabet books for grades K–12, providing an easy-access resource for librarians and teachers
- Includes analysis of text structures and instructional values that helps educators link curriculum objectives to specific alphabet books
- Provides lessons and strategies with featured books for pre-K through 12th grade
- Describes specific instructional suggestions that can be used with ELL students with lists of second-language titles
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"Mackey and Watson prove that the academic possibilities of alphabet books are endless, with opportunities in language arts, math, science, social studies, and the fine arts. . . . VERDICT After reading this enlightening addition, educators will gain an appreciation for alphabet books and the creative ways they can be employed to enrich subjects across the curriculum."
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