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Notes From the Catalog

Engaging--stories and assignments provide variety and action that children find appealing

Targeted--practice with skills and techniques are provided through the use of authentic literature

Adaptable--plans and lessons can be easily changed for use with a variety of titles, grades, and reading levels

Inspirational--introduces values, such as honesty, trust, perseverance, duty, recognition of inner beauty, compassion, kindness, and bravery

Standards-based--lessons build on the skills and comprehension strategies required to meet many school, district, and state standards

Integrated--an interdisciplinary approach for teaching lessons related to other areas of the curriculum

Reproducible--copyrighted for classroom use (For other uses, please call.)

Flexible--purchase and use all ten titles or invest in several copies of three or four books, the lessons may be used in a variety of ways

The Link Homeschool Newspaper

There is a nice article in The Link Homeschool Newspaper about Shen's Books. In addition to introducing the company as a whole, it also features a few reviews of specific books. They have this to say about In Search of Cinderella:

"Shen's Books offers numerous versions of the Cinderella tale from many different countries and even a single volume 'In Search of Cinderella' (2003, $15.95) which is a curriculum study aid for ages 11 to 13, developed using 12 different ethnic version of this (obviously) universal love story offered in Shen's Books' catalog. It provides 64 pages of review and discussion of the story, vocabulary exercises with some of the other languages to English, and a connection to a single subject area. Using this volume can teach the concepts of critical reading and thinking with the central theme of Cinderella's rise from poverty of spirit to fulfilling love and blessings for the people of the land."

Katherine F. Goodwin taught junior-high English for many years and served as the President of the Placer Area Reading Council. She is currently a K-8 Library Media Teacher and teaches a Literature for Children course for Cal State Sacramento.

Shen’s Books is a publisher of multicultural children’s literature that emphasizes cultural diversity and tolerance, with a focus on introducing children to the cultures of Asia.

Through books, we can share a world a stories, building greater understanding and tolerance within our increasingly diverse communities as well as throughout our continuously shrinking globe.

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In Search of Cinderella: A Curriculum for the 21st Century

By Katherine F. Goodwin
$15.95, Paperback, 3-hole, perf, reproducible
English Text
ISBN-10: 1885008147
ISBN-13: 9781885008145

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