Westwood Literature Focus Guide

 

 

TYPE

 

 

K

 

GRADE 1

 

GRADE 2

 

GRADE 3

 

GRADE 4

 

GRADE 5

 

Traditional Literature

 

Standard 16

 

¨     Mother Goose Rhymes

 

¨     Fairytales

 

¨     Folktales

(Trickster Tales, Creation Tale, Magic Pot Stories)

 

¨     Fables

¨     Tall Tales

(also Standard 11)

 

¨     Legends

¨     Myths

(also Standard 11)

 

 

Genre

 

Standard 10

 

¨     Differentiation between fiction and nonfiction

 

 

¨     Dramatic Literature

(also Standard 17)

 

¨     Modern Fantasy

 

¨     Mysteries

 

¨     Biography

 

¨     High Fantasy or Science Fiction

¨     Historical Fiction

 

Author Study

 

(Choose ONE)

 

(relates to Standard 9)

 

¨     Eric Carle*

¨     Lois Elhert

¨     Donald Crews*

 

 

¨     Leo Lionni*

¨     Jan Brett*

¨     Erza Jack Keats

 

¨     Gail Gibbons*

¨     Cynthia Rylant*

¨     Vera Williams*

¨      

 

¨     Beverly Cleary

¨     Patricia Polacco*

¨     Clyde Robert Bulla

 

 

¨     Betsy Byars*

¨     Jerry Spinelli

¨     Ralph Fletcher

 

¨     Gary Paulsen

¨     Lois Lowry*

¨     Jean Craighead George

 

Poets

 

Standard 14

 

¨     David McCord*

¨     Maurice Sendak*

 

¨     Christina Rosetti

¨     John Ciardi*

 

¨     Rachel Field*

¨     Karla Kuskin

 

¨     Eloise Greenfield*

¨     Ogden Nash*

¨     Eve Merriam

 

 

¨     Emily Dickinson

¨     Myra Cohn Livingston*

¨     Lillian Moore

 

¨     Robert Longfellow

¨     Robert Frost*

¨     Langston Hughes*

 

Nonfiction

Standard 13

 

 

 The Westwood Frameworks refer to the elements of nonfiction text which should be addressed at each grade level.

(Students are exposed to many nonfiction texts through the integration of literature in the social studies and science topics for each grade.-sentence being modified)

 

Draft   10/09/02                                                                                                                          *Authors listed in Appendix A or B of Massachusetts Frameworks