This job selects a good literature text for the 21st century, either fiction or non fiction, which will be an integral part of learning for a class. It then offers a focus from the curriculum documents which will focus on learning, e.g., social issues (poverty, gender), cultural diversity, environmental issues, global issues, peer relationships, historical, scientific, a specific literacy concept (narrative structure, character development).
It then includes a rationale for use of quality literature in teaching. From a W.O.R.L.D. perspective, it also discusses how quality children's literature, when used well, influences children's literacy development.
It then focuses on a particular grade or division for the focus. It also describes the various ways you might use this text to enhance the learning of content concepts and literacy skills.
As you select a good literature text for the 21st century, either fiction or non fiction, I love Dragnonwings, a children's novel by Laurence Yep.
As you then select a focus from the curriculum documents which will focus on learning, it infuses social issues with Chinese cultural diversity, tolerance, as well as historical issues within this text. As you also choose a specific literacy concept, you can look at theme and character development within this novel.
First of all, as you write your rationale for use of quality literature in teaching, you might target grade 6 for the focus. As you then describe the various ways you might use this text to enhance the learning of content concepts and literacy skills, you can suggest how this novel brings the life of a Chinese boy, Moon Shadow, to live. Socioeconomic as ...
This job offers a middle school/junior high English lesson.