Caring Hearts and Critical Minds

Caring Hearts and Critical Minds

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qWolk demonstrates how to integrate inquiry learning, exciting and contemporary literature, and teaching for social responsibility across the curriculum. He takes teachers step-by-step through the process of designing an inquiry-based literature unit and then provides five full units used in real middle-grade classrooms. Featuring a remarkable range of recommended resources and hundreds of novels from across the literary genres, Caring Hearts a Critical Minds gives teachers a blueprint for creating dynamic units with rigorous lessons about topics kids care about--from media and the environment to personal happiness and global poverty. Wolk shows teachers how to find stimulating, real-world 'complex texts' called for in the Common Core State Standards and integrate them into literature units.q--Publisher's website.personal story of tragedy, it also exudes his gentle charm and wisdom. In an afterword ... For example, we might honor feelings over material possessions. We created ... a short story. Natalie and I did not want her students to leap into the topics of empathy and caring without some context. ... (c) 2013 Stenhouse Publishers.

Title:Caring Hearts and Critical Minds
Author:Steven Wolk
Publisher:Stenhouse Publishers - 2013


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