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Author: Between the Lions Staff
Publisher: Gryphon House
Pages: 224, © 2010
Developed by the staff of Between the Lions, the playful learning approach and unique educational content in Wild About Group Time teaches children key literacy skills. The 100 plans follow a literacy scope and sequence so teachers can help children develop and practice the literacy skills they need to be successful readers. Each chapter focuses on a familiar early childhood topic, such as friends, feelings, colors, and houses and homes.
Each activity includes:
· A list of vocabulary words
· Learning goals and literacy focus
· Ideas to simplify an activity or make it more challenging
· Questions to assess children's learning
· A list of related books to share with children
With all the educational fun of Between the Lions, Wild About Group Time brings literacy learning into the classroom in a whole new way!
""My students love Between the Lions, and we often show the DVDs in class. I grouped them up and they used these activities to enhance their literacy skills."
"I think the vocabulary used is fantastic and would be very useful in increasing my students word knowledge. The many themes encompassed in the book, would also encourage a multicultural curriculum."
"I would recommend this book to a teacher who needs a great literary resource. It is a fun way to get students engaged in the process."
|Between the Lions was created by award-winning producers of high-quality educational children’s television working closely with literacy experts, reading specialists, and teachers from around the country. The curriculum framework is built on a strong foundation of evidence-based research about how children learn to read. Since before the first episode premiered in April 2000, Between the Lions has been the subject of numerous independent research studies assessing the effectiveness of the series in achieving its literacy goals; these studies have all shown that Between the Lions has a significant impact on increasing children’s literacy. Between the Lions is produced by WGBH Boston, Sirius Thinking, Ltd., and Mississippi Public Broadcasting.