SW Teaches Literacy, Lets Kids Write Books

The Little Planet Literacy Series builds literacy by promoting comprehension. It teaches a wide range of language arts by engaging young readers in challenges within a meaningful context. Students begin by watching an animated "anchor" story. With the aid of a storyboard, they revisit the theme and plot, gaining a deeper understanding while working as a group. Students then put their experience and new-found knowledge to immediate use, publishing their own ReadAlong Books. The Little Planet Literacy Series was developed and tested in cooperation with the Learning Technology Center at Vanderbilt University. Little Planet Publishing, Nashville, TN, (800) 974-2248, www.littleplanet.com. WM

This article originally appeared in the 05/01/1996 issue of THE Journal.