Connect place-based phenomena with concepts and language
of the disciplines through collaborative storytelling while strengthening
students' language skills and digital literacies.
1. Support grade-specific state standards using phenomena found in plain view of the classrooms; 2. Identify picture books that support these phenomena and develop concept appropriate vocabulary; and 3. Build digital collaboration, design, and citizenship skills that support literacy.
Morris McCormick (Arminta Street Elementary School: North Hollywood, CA)