Trade books galore! | Kappan Common Core Writing ProjectA trade book is any type of book that is written and published with intent to sell to the general public. Chapter, picture, fiction and non-fiction books are all examples of trade books. There is a trade book written about virtually every topic and as such, they are engaging and spark the interest of readers. Providing students with opportunities to explore such books is an ideal way to promote a lifetime love of reading and learning. If you are presenting a new topic to your students, get them motivated by presenting them with trade books that are based on the topic. There is a trade book written for nearly every topic and subject you can think of—from social studies to math—and the manner in which the information is presented in such books is meant to be entertaining, thus sparking students interest and getting them motivated about the topic at hand. For instance, if you are planning to teach your students about circumference, the trade book, "Sir Cumference and the First Round Table" by Cindy Neauschwander and Wayne Geehan is an ideal way to introduce the topic.
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Developing Strategic Use of Combined-Text Trade Books
Teachers can find trade books for use with adolescent learners in a variety of content areas with a little bit of exploration on key web sites. As teachers of a Content Area Reading and Writing graduate course, we always look forward to teaching the topic of Learning with Trade Books. We like this lesson because we share ideas for how pre- and in-service teachers can integrate literature into the teaching of their various content areas. We especially enjoy bringing in trade books that span the multiple content areas represented in the course to give students an opportunity to explore the kinds of books available. The responses we get from students are typically twofold. First, many students who plan to teach at the secondary level are surprised that so many trade books are available for use with adolescent learners; they usually note that their high school teachers rarely used trade books in any content-area instruction. Second, students are curious where they can find trade books in their own content areas.
Reading science trade books is the perfect way for students to build literacy skills while learning science content. The books that appear in these lists were selected as outstanding children's science trade books., A new genre of literature, the combined text, is becoming readily available. It combines a story format and an expository or informational format within one book.
Trade books can provide the needed spark. Trade books, which are primarily designed to entertain and inform outside the classroom, can be used successfully in the classroom to heighten motivation in your students. Trade books cover just about every topic under the sun, so you can probably find a book that will align with your curriculum objectives in such a way as to help your students see the applicability of the topic. Students may show a keener interest in the lively way a trade book presents material over the stilted writings in a textbook. While textbooks cover a topic in a prescribed way, a trade book may introduce or expand upon a topic by including it in a fictional setting, or alternatively, a non-fiction account from real life.