Welcome to Carleworks, a website that offers links and
videos that aide in teaching the five major literacy skills to early elementary school children
Based on the books and works of Eric Carle, I have created lessons to enhance
best known practices in teaching literacy to young children. Each lesson
uses one of the five skills needed to become a successful reader in life.
lesson whether it is based on phonetic awareness, phonics,
vocabulary, fluency or comprehension, technology
is integrated. Choose from one of the five major literacy
strategies and there is a lesson below for each. Each lesson uses the Power
Point which you can download or use directly from the web by clicking on Carle Works above. When teaching
comprehension strategies I have created lessons inspired by
widely known author
O. Keene, and her book
Mosaic of Thought.
To implement Ms. Keene's strategies, use ideas I have created on my website
Planting A Literacy Garden
Best practices of Ellin O. Keene and great books by
Eric Carle is a great place
planting your literacy garden with your students.
(Because Eric Carle has a copyright on most of his pictures
they cannot be viewed on this site, but references are made to his particular
books in each lesson.)