Give Your Students a World of Reasons to Read® With This
Award-Winning Cross-Cultural, Cross-Curricular Series
WorldScapes® from ETA/Cuisenaire is a one-of-a-kind literacy experience that spans the globe and the curriculum. These leveled fiction and nonfiction texts covering social studies, language arts, and history celebrate universal values through engaging stories about people in many countries. Students gain background knowledge about the traditions, values, environments, and cultures of children from 25 nations. These beautiful books teach important literacy skills and support the ethnic diversity found in today’s classrooms.
This classroom set for grades 3-4 includes: six copies each of 15 titles, teacher’s notes, and CHARACTER
COUNTS! plastic book holders — a total of 90 books.
Each WorldScapes title:
- Provides explicit instruction in fluency, reading comprehension, and
vocabulary, with additional opportunities for building critical literacy
- Presents a forum for discussing cultures, debating issues, and
- Focuses on universal values aligned to character education
- Fosters text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections
- Includes comprehensive Teacher’s Notes to address writing,
vocabulary, and assessment
- Targets grades 3-6 reading levels and interest levels to grade 8.
What’s more, ETA/Cuisenaire has teamed up with CHARACTER COUNTS!
to align WorldScapes with the CC! framework. Each WorldScapes title
is linked to one of the Six Pillars of Character. (See all 30 titles and how they are aligned with the Six Pillars.) Activities and discussion
questions are included to spark dialogue and encourage students to think
of themselves as responsible members of the global community.
Note: This item is shipped from a third-party vendor. Delivery may take 2-3 weeks.
To assume all fourth-grade students
are capable of reading a Harry
Potter book is to assume everyone
taking algebra will grasp it the first
time. Leveled reading programs
identify the level of vocabulary
and syntax a student is capable
of reading. Students are divided
into same-level groups and read
level-appropriate books together,
taking advantage of peer-instruction
as they explore new vocabulary
as a group. Leveled reading also
benefits teachers, who are more
equipped to tackle literacy problems
in small, same-level groups. In this
way, the frustrations of a “one-size
fits all” approach are reduced as
literacy skills are consolidated and
challenged at each stage. When
students learn basic literacy skills
at their own pace, their enjoyment
of reading increases, which can
inspire them to read more.