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The unit, Using Traditional Literature to Address Standards, tries to make current assessment practices more meaningful within early childhood classrooms. By using classic children's picture books and differentiated instruction, it shows teachers a way to adhere to mandated standards effectively, and simultaneously give their students a love of literature. The unit uses some of young students' favorite storybooks to show how they can help to teach various elements of literature. It will also give a variety of ways in which of these books can be used to differentiate instruction, including dramatization. The unit will help students to have a strong grasp on the elements of literature, and give them the tools with which to discuss and write about these elements.
(Developed for Literacy, grades 1-2; recommended for Literacy, grades K-2)