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.WOW Review

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WOW Review, Vol. VI, Issue 3 features books that take readers across continents and across time with stories that are as universal as they are unique in that they reveal how people face challenges, disasters, relationships, and daily life in both realistic and fantasy-driven ways.

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WOW Currents

WOW Currents examines diverse topics connected to global children’s and adolescent literature.

This week, in Global Inquiry and Content Teaching through the “Stories of a Discipline”: Math, we explore ways to conceptualize and facilitate the reading and writing of discipline-specific texts in math.

See our complete listing of all WOW Currents entries.


My Take/Your Take: Book Dialogues


One book . . .

Two readers . . .

Two perspectives . . .

Your Take?

Charlotte Dematons, through her detailed and stunning paintings, fancifully shares the many aspects of Holland in a wordless text, Holland..
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WOW Stories

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In this issue of WOW Stories: Connections from the Classroom, Developing Engagements with Global Literature, teachers explored strategies that would engage students in making connections with global literature and enhance their intercultural understandings.
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