2011-2012 Reading is an Investment

Earning and Saving Money

Where does money come from? The books featured in the 2011-2012 Reading is an Investment program tackle the subject of earning and saving money. This year's books illustrate how people must personally work to earn money and emphasizes the importance of saving some of that money for futur

e goals. In Pitching in for Eubie, Lily and her entire family take on extra work to pay for an important college bill. Rock, Brock and the Savings Shock humorously explores the consequences of quickly spending our money. Readers also see the benefits of carefully saving money and letting it grow. Looking outwardly, Give a Goat, underscores the importance of working and saving to achieve a financial goal that will benefit others. Students see the impact they can make for others by being careful earners and savers. Activities and lesson plans included in the curriculum this year will highlight:

  • How money is earned
  • Benefits of saving
  • What is interest
  • Opportunity costs

Librarian Activities

Specific activities are provided for each book for use by school librarians during their scheduled time with students. Individual activities are planned to take no longer than 30-40 minutes to complete.

Pitching in for Eubie Activity
Rock, Brock and the Savings Shock Activity
Give a Goat Activity
How are other librarians introducing the program?

Teacher Lesson Plans

Lesson plans are divided by the following grade levels: (1) Kindergarten; (2) 1st & 2nd grades; (3) 3rd & 4th grades; and (4) 5th & 6th grades. There is one lesson plan for each grade level, based on the book that is most targeted toward each individual age group. A complete curriculum guide was sent to the school librarian at each participating school. Each school must develop their own policy regarding the circulation of the three books to teachers for classroom instruction.

Glossary
Kindergarten Lesson - Pitching in for Eubie by Jerdine Nolen
     Kindergarten Worksheet
1st-2nd Grade LessonPitching in for Eubie by Jerdine Nolen
     Earning and Saving Worksheet
3rd-4th Grade Lesson - Rock, Brock and the Savings Shock by Sheila Bair
    Gramps' Savings Plan Worksheet
    Brock's Alternative Savings Plan Worksheet
5th-6th Grade LessonGive a Goat by Jan West Schrock
     Earning and Saving Plan Worksheet

 

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