Friends, I got so lucky when we moved here.
I discovered a used book/curriculum sale that was held at a church literally across the street from where we live. Over the past few years, I have found many of the chapter books that my kids read during the school year and some curriculum gems along the way for a fraction of the cost I would have to pay somewhere else. That makes this lover of literature's heart go pitter patter, let me tell ya.
Last year, I picked up this jewel, not really knowing much about it or honestly if I'd really use it. (It was $2, so what did I have to lose....except $2, I guess) Well, let me just tell you that I used this with my 2nd grader this year and she loved it! The activities that are suggested and planned out for you (Hallelujah!) are engaging and help learners grasp concepts that may typically be hard for them to understand in isolation. These literature units do such a great job of integrating other subjects, that not only helped my girl go deeper in her understanding of literature concepts, but also allowed her an opportunity to learn scientific material, express herself through art, and to do some research on her own.
As a parent, I loved that I could pick and choose the activities that met my daughter's needs and skip the ones that we had already covered. I'm a believer in tying concepts together across subjects to help students make stronger connections to material; therefore learning more and actually remembering what they learn. So many times when students learn things in isolation, concepts are quickly forgotten or students don't see how they are tied to other areas. I was happy to find a literature unit that helped me to provide those connections for my learner.
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Thanks so much for visiting. I'm Heather. I'm a wife, mother and educator who loves trying to make beauty of the life around me.