Children's Literature

Children's Literature : Engaging Teachers and Children in Good Books

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For introductory courses on K-8 reading Methods courses.More than any other text available, this innovative book links quality children's books to an effective reading and language arts program. It hinges on the philosophy that teachers who have a passion for literature influence their students to become passionate about reading. An effective combination of current information on children's book titles, interviews with influential authors, and language arts strategies create a blueprint for establishing a meaningful children's literature methods text for contemporary classrooms. An original cover illustrated by Caldecott-winning David Wisniewski and interior artwork by children's author Steven Kellogg distinguish this text's design.show more

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  • Hardback | 608 pages
  • 208.28 x 276.86 x 30.48mm | 1,474.17g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130813559
  • 9780130813558

Table of contents

I. ENGAGING READERS IN GOOD BOOKS. 1. Why We Read. 2. What Is a Good Book? II. THE GOOD BOOKS THEMSELVES. 3. Picture Books. 4. Poetry. 5. Traditional Fantasy. 6. Modern Fantasy. 7. Contemporary Realistic Fiction. 8. Historical Fiction. 9. Multicultural and International Children's Books. 10. Informational Books. 11. Biography. III. USING GOOD BOOKS IN THE CLASSROOM. 12. Motivating Children to Read. 13. Teaching Reading Using Children's Literature. 14. Evaluation and Assessment. 15. Teaching across the Curriculum with Children's Literature. Appendix A: Book Selection Aids. Appendix B: Children's Book Awards. Appendix C: Publishers' Addresses.show more

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