"This is a time-saving treasure with a comprehensive selection of literacy activities. The literature choices and related lessons will motivate and engage a diverse population of learners."
—Eileen Baker, Supervisor of K–12 Reading and K–8 Language Arts, Cinnaminson Township School District, NJ
"These easy-to-follow lessons provide educators with opportunities to help children meet the standards while enjoying children's literature and positive interactions."
—Kathleen Quinn, Professor, Holy Family University
Build your students' literacy skills through a full range of outstanding lessons and activities!
Offering a wealth of complete, classroom-ready activities and lesson plans, this standards-based guide helps K–8 teachers advance student achievement in all areas of literacy, including reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing.
Helen Hoffner shows teachers how to engage students by connecting literacy learning with students' lives, involving family, friends, and the community. Tied to IRA/NCTE and McREL literacy standards, the lessons include everything teachers need for implementation, featuring:
- Step-by-step directions, sample student forms, and assessments
- A literature list with recommendations for Grades K–2, 3–5, and 6–8
- Adaptations for English language learners
- Methods for differentiating by grade level and student ability
- Samples of student work
With bonus literacy-focused arts and crafts projects included, this is your go-to resource for hands-on activities that build connections between students, literature, and the community.