Chapter 4 Early Childhood Books Spring09


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Chapter 4 Early Childhood Books Spring09

  1. 1. Early Childhood Books Chapter 4
  2. 2. <ul><li>,11270,2662634-,00.html Quiz together. </li></ul><ul><li>Young children believe that the illustrations rather than the printed words tell the story. </li></ul><ul><li>Think about the Internet—how much time do you spend reading pictures or symbols? Discuss…. </li></ul>Library Location—Section E Easy Reading
  3. 3. <ul><li>Board or cloth books </li></ul><ul><li>Content for very young children </li></ul><ul><li>Best sellers are sometimes shortened and published in board book fashion </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate the Board Books at your table </li></ul><ul><li>How could you use these in education? </li></ul>Board Books
  4. 4. Concept Books <ul><li>Alphabet </li></ul><ul><li>Number </li></ul><ul><li>Shape </li></ul><ul><li>Color </li></ul><ul><li>Words </li></ul>
  5. 5. Alphabet books <ul><li>Potpourri books: no uniformity in subject matter. </li></ul><ul><li>Sequential: continuous storyline throughout </li></ul><ul><li>Themed alphabet books </li></ul><ul><li>Check out the alphabet books on the table. What types are they. What problems do you see with any of them in terms of: lose storylines, hard to understand words, upper case vs lower case, letter-sound correspondance? </li></ul><ul><li>Think of an activity you could do based on the book. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Counting Books <ul><li>Many are themed </li></ul><ul><li>Some follow storyline </li></ul><ul><li>Desirable concepts: </li></ul><ul><li>Numbers—the amount of things to count * ** *** </li></ul><ul><li>Numerals—symbolic representation of numbers (1,2,3) </li></ul><ul><li>Number words (one, two three) </li></ul><ul><li>Over in the Meadow fits all criteria. </li></ul><ul><li>Think of a counting book you remember. Check out counting books. What features do you see? What positive/negative components could do you notice? </li></ul>
  7. 7. More Counting <ul><li>Website: </li></ul><ul><li>Activity: Select a favorite rhyme, illustrate it, and make your own counting book. </li></ul><ul><li>Activity: Digital photography—photograph images and make own counting book. Use PowerPoint or PhotoStory. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Two versions of the same story: </li></ul><ul><li>Compare the illustrations in the different versions. </li></ul><ul><li>Which pictures most enhance the tale? </li></ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul>Activity
  9. 9. <ul><li>Color words </li></ul><ul><li>Primary, secondary, and tertiary colors (Colors and Rainbow Big Book) </li></ul><ul><li>Some books show a variety of concepts along with color. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss an activity you could do with a color book </li></ul>Color Books
  10. 10. <ul><li>Some present basic lines and shapes </li></ul><ul><li>Some introduce real life shapes: </li></ul>Shape Books
  11. 11. Activity: Sketch to Stretch <ul><li>Reading a story interactively and discussing the shapes and patterns students notice in the story </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraging students to look around the classroom for shapes and patterns they see in real-world objects </li></ul><ul><li>Having students draw sketches of snowmen in small groups or individually using different shapes and patterns </li></ul><ul><li>Asking students to share their sketches in small groups and to talk about their use of shapes and patterns </li></ul><ul><li>Another sketch-to-stretch resource that you might review before this lesson is Guided Comprehension: Visualizing Using the Sketch-to-Stretch Strategy . </li></ul><ul><li>Websites Build BlackDog's Snowman </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Rainbow: Build a Snowman </li></ul><ul><li>Make a Shapely Snowman </li></ul><ul><li>Visualizing poster </li></ul><ul><li>Sadie and the Snowman by Allen Morgan (Scholastic, 1987) </li></ul><ul><li>Snowballs by Lois Ehlert (Voyager Books, 1999) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Words <ul><li>Prepositions: Rosie’s Walk— this is also a great book for prediction—what will happen next to the fox? </li></ul><ul><li>Inside, Outside, Upside Down— meanings of prepositions and relationships are illustrated. </li></ul><ul><li>Reading about antonyms will encourage children to think of different concepts: Olivia’s book of Opposites </li></ul>
  13. 13. Pattern Books <ul><li>Predictable pattern books </li></ul><ul><li>Many as big books or lap books </li></ul><ul><li>Activity: Before, During, and After reading strategies. Examine a big book and the activity booklet that goes with it. Work through the activities. Choose your favorite and present what you would do BDA to the class. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Making Pattern Books <ul><li>Read Write Think Lesson… </li></ul><ul><li>I Went Walking…with everyone in the class! </li></ul><ul><li>I went to the College of Education, what did I see? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Wordless Picture Books <ul><li>Do you remember any from you childhood? </li></ul><ul><li>List some positive aspects of wordless picture books. </li></ul><ul><li>Ciandiolo (1973) was one of the first the extol the value of wordless picture books in enhancing visual literacy. </li></ul><ul><li>D’Angelo (1981) elaborated on the use of wordless picture books to develop language. </li></ul><ul><li>Make your own with paintings, drawings, or photos… </li></ul><ul><li>,11270,2662634-,00.html Fill this in with a Max the Mouse book. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Wiki teaching Resource <ul><li>Pick an early childhood book </li></ul><ul><li>Create a digital response (pattern book, alphabet book, alphabet book) of 3 pages: the cover and two additional pages. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a short lesson plan (see syllabus) </li></ul><ul><li>Post to your wiki </li></ul>