Welcome to Creative Adventures with Literature (CAL), a collection of curriculum guides that integrate literature and the creative arts. The guides are intended as a supplement to the various curriculum teachers of children from three to five are using in their classrooms.
CAL has been revised and the current revisions reflect the Arkansas Child Development and Early Learning Standards: Birth through 60 Months (AR CDELS) adopted by the Arkansas Early Childhood Commission in April 2016.
As children are involved in Creative Adventures with Literature experiences, they will be introduced to the works of well-known artists and to the various techniques used by illustrators of some of the children’s books that are included. Their visual and performing arts experiences will support them in their achievement of the benchmarks in the developmental strand, Creative/Aesthetic Learning.
CAL Curriculum Guides
- #1 – Miss Tizzy
- #2 – Matthew’s Dream
- #3 – Museum ABC
- #4 – Just a Little Music
- #5 – Giraffes Can’t Dance
- #6 – What a Wonderful World
- #7 – Dancing Feet
- #8 – Three Little Pigs & Three Little Javelinas
- #9 – Whoever You Are
- #10 – Hush Little Baby
- #11 – The Tale of Peter Rabbit
- #12 – The Lady with the Alligator Purse
- #13 – Alphabet Under Construction
- #14 – Families are Different