The Castle in the Classroom

Story as a Springboard for Early Literacy

The Castle in the Classroom describes a year in a kindergarten classroom as the children embark on literary exploration. Each child approaches the journey from a different perspective--some are self-sufficient, others more hesitant; some are literary adventurers, others shyly reluctant. The detailed focus lessons throughout the book use the power of stories--personal narratives, folktales, and fairy tales--to deepen the literary experience so that reading and writing become as much a part of kindergarten as playing and pretending are.

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The Castle in the Classroom describes a year in a kindergarten classroom as the children embark on literary exploration. Each child approaches the journey from a different perspective--some are self-sufficient, others more hesitant; some are literary adventurers, others shyly reluctant. The detailed focus lessons throughout the book use the power of stories--personal narratives, folktales, and fairy tales--to deepen the literary experience so that reading and writing become as much a...read more

About the Author(s)

Ranu Bhattacharyya currently teaches at The American International School in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She has earlier taught at The American schools in Japan, New Delhi, Beijing, and at The Brussels English Primary School.

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Contents
Foreword by Georgia Heard
Acknowledgments
Prologue: Stories Happen Here -- Beware!
Chapter 1: The Cast: Who Inhabits This Space?
Chapter 2: Setting the Scene
Chapter 3: Writing the Scripts
Chapter 4: Let the Show Begin!
Chapter 5: The Storyteller's Tale
Chapter 6: The Reviews Are In
Epilogue: Announcing Auditions for New Roles
Appendix
Bibliography

Product Details

Grade Range: K-2
Media: 168 pp/paper
Year: 2010
Item No: 0770Item No: 0924Item No: B770
ISBN: 978-157110-770-1ISBN: 978-157110-924-8ISBN: 978-15711B-770-1

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