This multi-purpose book is for teachers, librarians, and parents who want to develop children's awareness of environmental matters while building and refining their language arts skills. In response to the challenge for school districts integrate environmental education into the curriculum, this book presents environmental awareness topics to appeal to children's curiosity, interest, and sense of action. Simultaneously, it offers language arts activities that adhere to the NCTE and IRA standards of 1996. Over 100 books are annotated here, organised for children aged 5 to 8 and 9 to 14, under six headings: language, listening, folk literature, reading, speaking, and writing. They cover all genres from poetry to non-fiction, with subjects ranging from pollution and global warming to activism, endangered animals, and the beliefs of North American Indians, to name a few. Activities based upon the reading are given for in-class and library, as well as home, use. An appendix of children's periodicals, and an author/illustrator/title index and a subject index round out the book.
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"With the goal of encouraging children to increase their knowledge of the environment as they build on their language-arts proficiency, Roberts has compiled an annotated bibliography complete with integrated home and school activities. The chapters are organized according to language-arts areas, focusing on involving children in language, listening, folk literature, reading, and speaking. Divided by age level (5-8 and 9-14), each section lists several books that foster environmental awareness along with plot summaries and related activities. The names and addresses of environmental organizations and a list of periodicals that publish children's work are included. A valuable resource." -- School Library Journal/March 1999
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Book Description Linnet Professional Publications, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-010-17-9381209