"This is a time-saving treasure with a comprehensive selection of literacy activities. Teachers and administrators will love the variety of lessons that encompass the four major components of language arts literacy instruction. This clear and concise book provides an array of literature choices and related lessons that will be sure to motivate and engage a diverse population of learners.”
"Hoffner has written an accessible and engaging book that provides well-crafted and creative lesson plans with clear directions and well-thought-out assessments. These easy-to-follow lessons provide educators with opportunities to help children meet the standards while enjoying children’s literature and positive interactions. Postcard Possibilities and Hats Off to Storytellers are two lessons that I am looking forward to trying with my students this semester.”
“This book is full of entertaining activities that keep students engaged in using meaningful language in purposeful ways. This text offers great ideas for promoting discussions that encourage children to share family and culture and learn about one another. The lessons provide the language foundation needed to support quality student writing.”
“This book would be an excellent addition to any educator’s library of resources. I will use these ideas in my classroom next year.”
“Helen Hoffner’s book offers a good balance of theory, research, and applied material. The connections to the standards are essential. This text provides a framework for helping teachers match instruction to standards.”
"This book helps busy teachers, librarians, and youth group leaders plan and implement successful projects with children and their families and addresses educational standards with authentic, memorable activities.”
"By using common items and joining them to the community in which students live, real-life experiences will increase literacy and the enjoyment of reading. All of the information and activities are connected with national standards and age levels. Very much appreciated and recommended."
Too limited for college level course. Great for teachers-practical.