"The authors illustrate how to teach to the standards using literature. More important, they explain why it is essential to do so if we are to prepare our children for life in a 21st-century global society."
—Carol Gallegos, Literacy Coach
Hanford Elementary, CA
"The authors skillfully weave global-text titles, authors, websites, and strategy instruction throughout the book."
—Victoria Seeger, Instructional Coach
Pleasant Hill Elementary School, Topeka, KS
Discover how global literature can prepare your students for global citizenship!
With an increasingly diverse nation and an ever-smaller world, global awareness is a necessity for today's students. This unique and indispensible handbook shows how teachers can use global literature to help students expand their worldview while developing increased respect for cultural diversity.
The authors explain how to infuse global literature throughout the K–8 curriculum, from locating and selecting appropriate, high-quality books to developing related activities and projects for a variety of subject areas. Teachers, librarians, and reading coordinators will find:
- Insights on how reading global literature prepares students for life and work in an interconnected world
- Numerous examples of outstanding books for Grades K–8 and a fully annotated bibliography of hundreds of titles on the enclosed CD-ROM
- A wealth of teaching ideas for the entire curriculum, supported by classroom vignettes
- Answers to frequently asked questions about funding, cultural authenticity, and supporting state and national standards
Bring the world into your classroom through global literature to enrich teaching and learning!