Thursday, March 20, 2008

Little House... Continued

Laura Ingalls Wilder's works are continued past the Little House series in a book called A Little House Traveler. In the book, she relates stories including the following:
  • "On the Way Home: The Diary of a Trip from South Dakota to Mansfield, Missouri, in 1894"
  • "West from Home: Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder (San Francisco, 1915)"
  • "The Road Back: Laura Ingalls Wilder's Record of the Journey Back to De Smet, South Dakota, 1931"
As with the Little House series, these writings provide a view of daily life and include reference to historical events of the eras represented.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Children's Literature Book Blogs

The below blogs will be developed during the Teaching American History grant module on Exploring the Americas and Children's Literature. The end result will be teacher's guides for teaching with these books.

Teacher's Guide for Patty Reed's Doll: The Story of the Donner Party by Rachel Laurgaard
Teacher's Guide for Sallie Fox: The Story of a Pioneer Girl by Dorothy Kupcha Leland
Teacher's Guide for Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Teacher's Guides for various picture books on American exploration

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Teacher's Guide Assignment

Click here to access the expectations and grading rubric for the Teacher's Guide assignment.

In response to a module participant's request for a justification for this assignment, I prepared this email.

Book Review Template

You will complete a book review based on your reading of the Joy and Riley content texts. Use this template for completing your book review.

Note: Use tabs to move through fields. If you need assistance with forms, review "Using and Creating Forms in Microsoft Word" in "Keeler's Training Videos" (available in iTunes).
Suggested uses for templates:*
  • Questionnaires
  • Self-made MadLibs for parts of speech and instruction activities
  • Quick quizzes
  • Peer editing
  • Menus for learning centers
  • Surveys
  • Weekly behavior reports
  • Homework club
  • Reading responses
  • Multiple book club responses
  • Survey about videos
  • Wonder Woman templates for Women’s History Month
  • Computer-based assessments
  • Current event reports
*These suggestions were provided by teachers in this Teaching American History grant module on November 5, 2008.

Book Review Requirements

Click here for the book review requirements.

Exploration Syllabus

Click here for the module syllabus.