This resource guides educators in the use of outstanding children's literature to stimulate interest in written language, the development of early writing skills and the development of skills for reading . You will find an integrated curriculum that follows US State, Canadian Provincial, and UK content areas and standards.
The literature selections accompanying each component have suggestions for interactions between the teacher and students in all components of the language arts program – listening, speaking, reading and writing.
The identified expectations may be used as a framework and used to initiate and guide your own goals and expectations in the classroom.
My thinking is that teachers do not want pages and pages of philosophy but a day by day resource that will save them preparation time so that they may focus their energy on being with and teaching their students.