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pre-k curriculum

Updated on July 17, 2010

Literature-Based Pre-K Curriculum

Hello parents and educators!

I have begun working on a pre-k curriculum that is literature-based. I would love to hear what you would like to see in a new curriculum for young children. I am a pre-k teacher and know what I feel my current curriculum is lacking. Most of it is centered around a lack of connection to literature.

I feel that it is very important to design literature-based activities that promote projects and experiences across the curriculum. The students who come through my classroom are almost always drawn to books and stories. They often create their own work and connect it to something that we have read. This is why I believe that a literature-based curriculum would be more engaging for the students.

Now I have a favor to ask. As parents and/or teachers, what do you want to see available in the early childhood classrooms? What will help the students as they advance into elementary school? What would really work in the classroom (as we all know budgets are tight). What kind of resources are easily available that curriculums should consider during the design process? Please leave your comments below. I truly value your opinion in this matter as I want this curriculum to be very high quality.

Thanks for your time.

Sincerely,

Prekcarolyn

PS: You will find some lesson plans on my other hubs. I am designing these for the my curriculum, but with much more detail, including small group activities, printable activities, and assessment suggestions and materials.

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    • prekcarolyn profile imageAUTHOR

      prekcarolyn 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      I am very familiar with the Clifford books and the Martha books. I love to integrate animals in my lesson plans because kids, in general, seem to be very interested in animals. Thanks again for your suggestions. I will definately check out your hub and follow you. -Best, Carolyn

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      i scribble 

      8 years ago

      Two other favorites among my students and me are Martha Speaks & Clifford the Small Red Puppy. No doubt you are familiar with both series. Appreciation of animals would be a global theme, or for the Clifford book, growing up. Even primary grade students who are tired of Clifford books respond with interest to this particular one because it shows/tells how Clifford grew in fast motion from a tiny runt to a giant. Part of appreciation and care/treatment of animals should be appreciating that they are sentient, feeling beings. The Martha books convey this idea even though dogs don't really talk. However, some animals actually can talk and communicate their intelligence in a way understandable to us. (See my hubs on parrots & elephants) and I invite you to follow me.

    • prekcarolyn profile imageAUTHOR

      prekcarolyn 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      i scribble:

      thanks for your comment. I had forgotten about that book! I use Dr. Seuss in the classroom as well and am working on some lesson plans for several of his books. I will be adding that one to my list. Thanks for your help!

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      i scribble 

      8 years ago

      I find my young students are entranced by Dr. Seuss' Great Day for Up! It showcases the many fascinating activities people engage in out of doors for fun. The pictures inspire the imagination, no matter the age.

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