Storybook Classrooms


Storybook Classrooms: Using Children’s Literature in the Learning Center

Karla Wendelin

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Storybook Classrooms: Using Children’s Literature in the Learning Center helps students develop a love of reading early. This teacher’s guide is recommended for kindergarten through 3rd grade, but the activities are adaptable. You can tailor the lessons to include other ages. Instructions for educators are included to establish the most effective learning center for children. Karla Hawkins Wendelin, known for her work with Reading Rainbow, offers recommended reading materials for the classroom.

Storybook Classrooms: Using Children’s Literature in the Learning Center will help foster young imaginations. Many of the activities in this guide are intended for students to complete independently. This teacher’s resource guide also includes other ideas for children to express themselves through art and drama creatively.

Children will love to see characters come to life, and they will also develop critical thinking skills. Storybook Classrooms features guidelines to organize reading centers and suggestions to prepare the activities. By using this engaging educational tool, you will entertain and encourage young students to truly love reading.

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About the Author

Dr. Karla Hawkins Wendelin was a consultant for the popular PBS program, “Reading Rainbow,” and wrote the “Reading Rainbows” Teacher and Math Guides. She grew up and went to college in Indiana, where she taught elementary school and wanted her students to love reading as she did. Dr. Wendelin's love of learning led her to receive a Ph.D. in Reading from the University of Georgia. Dr. Wendelin spent 20 years teaching at the University of Texas-San Antonio and the University of Nebraska Lincoln teaching courses in reading, language, arts, children’s and adolescent’s literature. Dr. Wendelin became an elementary media specialist and taught workshops at Doane College and the University of Nebraska-Omaha. When at Nebraska, she co-founded The Golden Sower Program, awards given to various genres of books. Dr. Wendelin also continued to write articles, contribute to teacher manuals and poetry. She still works with students to become better readers and writers and loves to read herself. Dr. Wendelin now lives in Indiana with her husband, surrounded by books, and truly enjoys writing poetry. She has a Poetry Studio where she not only writes but also paints and draws.

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