Tempests and Teamwork
Title: Tempests and Teamwork, Award-Winning Literature with Classroom-Ready Curriculum for Grades 3-6.
Books: Twenty-eight cross-genre selections from respected literature-award lists including the Junior Library Guild, Texas Bluebonnet Award Master ListSM for 2010-2011 and Kids' Wings Award Books.
Audience: Librarians, Teachers, and Administrators Grades 3-6 (Bring a FRIEND!)
(2 pages in pdf)
Award-winning literature provides a myriad of scenarios filled with people who recognize their strengths, develop their talents, use their gifts, those who face TEMPESTS and use TEAMWORK to prepare them for success and support them up when things get rough. Literature is an motivating catalyst for discovering that teamwork can change hopelessness into hope, uselessness into direction, darkness into light, and fear into courage.
Educators who KNOW the best literature will be able put the right book into the hands of a child who is searching for strength in skills, focus, or character. The special talents of story characters and real people can become role models to inspire students to develop their own talents as they persue their dreams. It is these gifts and talents that can be identified as foundational to success in making choices that can enrich the lives of friends, family, and community around them.
Outstanding literature with focused instructional strategies in the Kids' Wings Tempests and Teamwork workshop help clarify the value of teamwork. The real-life lessons cross disciplines and teaching strategies for nurturing creative and critical thinking for your gifted and talented students as well as those who are not yet identified. They increase creative problem solving and group interaction within your classroom. Literature from all genres will inspire your students to discover how characters face tempests and use teamwork to problem-solve. From here, it is only a short hop to relating these techniques to their own lives.
Award-winning literature for grades 3-7 will transform your classroom into a vibrant, interactive, exciting place.
will receive a bound professional guide filled with hundreds of pages
of creative, active ideas--excellent for literary circles as well as
for individual and whole class interaction and tutoring. The activities
are perfect for extending and enriching your G/T curriculum as well
as an excellent source of material for directing literature circles
and tutoring for all students! Join us for a breath of fresh curriculum
that includes laughter, songs, problem solving, character building,
and new approaches to skill building!
Let this award-winning literature lead your students into an active, integrated curriculum that is rich in character, reading and math skills, science, social studies, research, problem solving, internet projects, and FUN...all keyed into Gardner's Multiple Intelligences and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills objectives with creative TAKS practice. This authentic learning will help improve your students' preparation for the future...preparation that values right over wrong from character to TAKS! Come enjoy the curriculum that transforms award winning literature into high test scores!
The units in our guides can be used for exciting parent participation in your school's tutoring program!
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Disclaimer: Texas Bluebonnet AwardSM is a service mark of the Texas Library Association, which is in no way affiliated with Kids' Wings or Suzy Red. Use of the Texas Bluebonnet Award mark in these materials does not imply any endorsement of any kind on behalf of the Texas Library Association. The Texas Bluebonnet Book Master ListSM was selected by the Texas Bluebonnet Award Committee of the Texas Library Association.
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