I think I would use both- as often as possible, I bring in as much that
is real as I can. In this case that would be plants, artifacts (though I
don't have much from the rain forest except a rain stick). Next closest
to reality I suppose are video and CD-rom resources, then photos and
artwork. I wouldn't only use the story- it was a suggestion for one of
many resources to use.
Myrna Packard wrote:
> ... there are videos that can document actual rainforests around > the world that may be a more appropriate way to develop students' > knowledge before we use the picturebook resources. What do you think? >