Children everywhere will love the chants and poems in Alaska Animals, We Love You! and accompanying CD. Whether alone or in groups, they will learn to speak and read through this medium. Using rhythm, rhyme, ostinatos, instruments or melody, each poem instructs about language. Most of these poems or chants teach scientific facts about Alaska animals. The sparkling illustrations will dazzle every animal-loving heart. The CD, which is included in each hard cover book, enables immediate access to melodies, ostinatos, and the songs and poems. Alice Wright graduated from California State University, Los Angeles, with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and a minor in Music. She received a Master of Arts in Special Education from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Alice’s teaching assignments have included regular classroom, orchestra, bilingual, and special education. She is a violinist, having played in Shreveport Symphony, Anchorage Symphony, and Anchorage Civic Orchestra. Together with coauthor, LaVon Bridges, they taught bilingual children at North Star School, Anchorage, Alaska. Since the goal was to teach oral and written English to these English as a second Language students, LaVon and Alice took turns writing chants or poems, which students learned orally. Subsequently they learned to read, using these poems and chants.add to the fun children will have with Alaska Animals, We Love You!.
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