Books as Bridges

Using Text to Connect Home and School Literacy and Learning

This remarkable book explores the many advantages of using books as bridges between home and school. It offers teachers strategies for using "touchstone" books to link school literacy conversations and activities with home literacy conversations and activities.

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This remarkable book explores the many advantages of using books as bridges between home and school. It offers teachers strategies for using "touchstone" books to link school literacy conversations and activities with home literacy conversations and activities.

Books as Bridges introduces a process for using key children's books to explore four guiding principles—predictable structures, nonfiction, comprehension, and imagination and language play. Each guiding principle is des...read more

About the Author(s)

Jane Baskwill is an associate professor at Mount Saint Vincent University in Nova Scotia. A former classroom teacher and school principal, Jane is the author of many professional books and articles for teachers, as well as several children's picture books.

Table of Contents

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Introduction
Chapter 1: Getting Started
Chapter 2: Establishing a Reading Habit
Chapter 3: Expanding General Knowledge Through Nonfiction
Chapter 4: Reading as Meaning-Making
Chapter 5: Fostering Imagination and Language Play
Concluding Thoughts
Professional Resources
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: K-3
Media: 176 pp/paper
Year: 2009
Item No: 8250
ISBN: 978-155138-250-0

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