Following popular demand from teachers across New England, we have created a Teacher's guide and workbook to accompany our book in classrooms and other educational settings. Our Teacher's Guide is 32 pages filled with 10 fun and educational lessons for elementary-level children (grades K-2). Each lesson features a thorough plan for teachers to follow and a handout to help guide assessment. The lessons range from Recipes to Capitalization to Reader's Theater and connect ingeniously to the little world of Kolobok.
First softcover edition of the Teachers Guide is 32 pages filled with 10 fun and educational lessons for elementary-level children (grades K-2). Lessons include a variety of literary skills, open-ended ideas, and content in the areas of science, English language arts, geography and foreign cultures. Simple illustrations and a wide difficulty range of activities within the lessons make them accessible to kids of all ages.
As an ELL Early Childhood and Elementary educator, I am always looking for good quality books that relate to my overarching theme of "We are all alike; we are all different", so that I can instill in my students an appreciation and respect for everyone's cultures. This book will be perfect to add to my bibliography.
Using the universal story of "The Gingerbread Man", I could ask my Kindergarten/First Graders to compare and contrast this beautiful Russian tale to different one from around the world. We could get into a conversation too about fiction vs. non-fiction, while observing the clever use of photography and illustrations. The repetitive poem is easy to memorize, promoting language learning for my youngest students. "Run, run, as fast as you can!" You have to catch this "Kolobok"!
Michaela Kerns, MA in Early Childhood Education.
E.S.L. Specialist, Woburn Public Schools