Children's Literature

Children's Literature : Discovery for a Lifetime with CD-ROM

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For Introduction to children's literature, language arts, and English methods courses. Through individual chapters on major genres and an emphasis on professional standards, the authors offer fresh ideas for sharing literature with children that will stimulate authentic responses; for using the Internet, the World Wide Web, and other technology and media to enhance children's experience of literature; for integrating literature into all elementary classrooms; and for encouraging children to take the literature they encounter in school back home to their parents and siblings. Believing that a love of literature will serve children for life, these authors aim to prepare prospective teachers to infuse literature into children's lives in a way that will foster a lifelong interest.
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  • Mixed media product | 416 pages
  • 198.1 x 248.9 x 12.7mm | 748.44g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0131181858
  • 9780131181854

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How do you captivate children with literature, promoting a lifetime of reading? This book's purpose is to educate teachers, librarians, and parents about the art of capturing and nurturing children's interest in books. This text offers readers: "NEW!" A wealth of current and classic literature titles for children of all cultures and abilities "NEW!" Expanded chapters on traditional literature, modern fantasy, nonfiction, and biography "NEW!" Technology references and links to Internet resources for literature Through this text, readers will also be able to: Explore the content and distinctive characteristics of picture books, poetry, traditional literature, modern fantasy, realistic fiction, historical fiction, and nonfiction books in the detailed chapters Learn to understand, select, and evaluate children's literature using the abundance of information, figures, and tables in each chapter Search for children's literature by author, title, topic, high-interest, publisher, and award-winning distinctions using the extensive database located on the enclosed "CD-ROM" Become acquainted with authors and illustrators who serve as great models for classroom study in the "Biographical Profiles" Discover authentic ways to stimulate children's response to literary experiences in the "Classroom Activities" Find out how to develop children's social and cultural consciousness by exploring literature-based units that cut across cultures in the "Unit Studies" chapter
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Table of contents

Preface. 1. Introduction to Children's Literature. 2. Understanding Literature. 3. Connecting Children and Literature. 4. Picture Books: Visual and Verbal Art. 5. Poetry for Every Child. 6. Traditional Literature: New and Old Stories. 7. Modern Fantasy: Today's Magic. 8. People Now: Contemporary Realistic Fiction. 9. People Then: Historical Fiction. 10. Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction: Nonfiction. 11. Biography: Fascinating Real Life. 12. Literature for Children with Real-Life Challenges. 13. Literature for Children in All Cultures. 14. Oral and Silent Literature. 15. Engaging With and Responding to Children's Literature. 16. Unit Studies: Literature and Learning. Appendix: Book Awards. Glossary. Subject Index. Index of Children's Book Titles, Authors, and Illustrators. Credits.
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