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by Joan Novelli

Reading and Writing Mini-lessons, Math and Science Spin-offs,Unique Art Activities, and MoreInspire your students with the beautiful award-winning art and timeless, powerful stories found in Caldecott books. This rich resource uses Caldecott winners as springboards to provide lively, literature-based learning experiences across the curriculum.
Download Using Caldecotts Across the Curriculum (Grades K-2) epub
ISBN: 0590110330
ISBN13: 978-0590110334
Category: Literature
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Author: Joan Novelli
Language: English
Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources (January 1, 1999)
Pages: 112 pages
ePUB size: 1494 kb
FB2 size: 1908 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 957
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This book offers a variety of cross-curricular activities to creat unit studies on Caldecott books. It includes units on 19 different Caldecott winners :

Make Way for Ducklings
The Little Island
Finders Keepers
A Tree is Nice
Once a Mouse
The Snowy Day
Arrow to the Sun
Why Mosquitos Buzz in People's Ears
Ox-Cart Man
The Glorious Flight
Saint George and the Dragon
Owl Moon
Song and Dance Man
Lon Po Po
Mirrette on the High Wire
Grandfather's Journey
Smoky Night
Officer Buckle and Gloria

The book starts out with an overview of the goals as well as general ideas and enrichment activities to use for all titles. With each book, it follows a similar format of a 1 page overview showing a photo of the book cover with a short overview and selected quote followed by about 4 or 5 pages of activity ideas. Activites include (usually) one art activity, "book talk", "writers corner" and activities in math, social studies, science, and sometimes additional language arts (usually about 1 paragraph on each subject.) This varies by the book- not all books have all categories. Some books have ideas for movement activities or dramatic play ideas. The activites given are good ones that you can actually use. As a random example, for "The Snowy Day" the art ideas include making a collage; movement activity for moving like snowflakes, science activities on animal tracks & and snowball melting, and language arts sequencing activities (no math on this one!) The activities are well thought out and have detailed descriptions.

If you're familiar with the Five and Row series, it's a similar format, although I think this book has more useful activities as compared to just discussion ideas. Would also be a good choice for home-schoolers. This book will work well for the classroom teacher, it will actually be used for more than one idea and is worth purchasing if you plan on using a few of the titles above. You may also like the Literature Pockets: Caldecott Winners, Grades 1-3 (which has more reproducible activities.)

I'm glad I selected this one, it will be well used.
I have used several of the lessons with my elementary library classes.
An excellent resource for "read aloud." I've used it as inspiration. A good off spring to creativity. With a little more thought, this resource can be used with all grade levels and across the curriculum.
Have to adjust some of the lessons for my kids, but it is great! We use lots of their favorite books to learn new concepts so this book helps!
What a fantastic resource that covered so many subject areas in very creative ways.
My students had a great time learning with the activities!
Outstanding book. Arrived in perfect condition.
This is a great resource for teaching students about the Caldecott winners!