Curriculum Map

Module 1

Central Texts:

1. James Rumford, Rain School
ISBN: 978-0-547-24307-8.

2. Jeanette Winter, Nasreen’s Secret School
ISBN: 978-1-416-99437-4.

3. Heather Henson, That Book Woman
ISBN: 978-1-4169-0812-8

4. Jeanette Winter, The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq
ISBN: 978-0-15-205445-8.

5. Patricia Polacco, Thank You, Mr. Falker
ISBN: 978-0-39923732-4

6. Roni Schotter, The Boy Who Loved Words
ISBN: 978-0-375-83601-5

7. Oliver Jeffers, The Incredible Book-Eating Boy
ISBN: 978-0-399-24749-1

8. Monica Brown, Waiting for the Biblioburro
ISBN: 978-1-58246-353-7

9. Margriet Ruurs, My Librarian Is a Camel: How Books Are Brought to Children around the World
ISBN: 978-1-59078-093-0.

Additional Resources:

Thank You, Mr. Falker Video
Waiting for the Biblioburro Video
Library on a Donkey Video
Spanish Newscast Biblioburro

Module 2A

Central Texts:

1. The "Spade Foot Toad" by Melanie Freeman

2. Staying Alive: Animal Adaptations by Expeditionary Learning

3. Transparent Wonder by Expeditionary Learning

4. All About the Water Holding Frog

4. Amazon Horned Frog

Additional Resources:


Module 3A

J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan, retold from the original by Tania Zamorsky, illustrated by Dan Andreasen, Classic Starts Series (New York: Sterling Publishers, 2009); ISBN: 978-1-4027-5421-0

Peter Pan Audio File

Additional Resources:


Module 4

Central Texts:

1. One Well: The Story of Water on Earth by Rochelle Strauss (ISBN: 978-0-55337-954-6)

2. A Cool Drink of Water by Barbara Kerley (ISBN: 978-0-79225-489-8)

3. "Let's Get Physical!" in Junior Scholastic (2007, Issue 14)

4. "Where in the World is Water?" by Expeditionary Learning

5. "Rivers and Streams" in NatureWorks
Rivers and Streams Article

6. "River to the Sea" by Stephen R. Swinburne in Highlights for Children (1999, Issue 3)
River to the Sea Article

7. "The Water Cycle for Kids" U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Water Cycle Link

8. "Earth's Water Cycle" by Gina Jack in New York State Conservationist for Kids (Winter 2009)
Earth's Water Cycle Link

Additional Resources:

Book Introduction Trailer Video