Essentials of Children's Literature

ISBN-10: 0133066738

ISBN-13: 9780133066739

Edition: 8th 2014

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Description: In the new edition of this widely popular resource, the well-known, highly respected author team presents a brief compendium of information about and resources for helping future and new teachers share literature with children. Essentials of Children’s Literature, 8/e is designed to awaken and motivate readers to the joy of reading. It presents a rich array of available trade books that can be used effectively to teach children’s literature, while also ensuring coverage of the most important knowledge about literature and about teaching literature to children. Clear, concise, and direct, the book uses recommended book lists, examples, figures, and tables in combination with narrative and prose to empower teachers to free classroom time to involve children with literature.

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Book details

List price: $114.00
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 5/16/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.870

Learning about Story and Literature
Definition of Children's Literature
The Value of Story in Making Meaning of Our Lives
The Value of Literature in Children's Lives
The Value of Literature for Children's Learning
So Why are Reading and Literature at Risk in Our Society?
Invitations for Further Investigation
References
Learning about Children and Literature
Connecting Children with Books: Know the Child
Connecting Children with Books: Know the Books
Connecting Resistant Readers with Books: Know the Books and the Readers
Invitations for Further Investigation
References
Learning about Literature
Approaches to Studying and Interpreting Literature
Elements of Fiction
Building Your Knowledge of Literature as a Discipline
The Organization of this Text
Invitations for Further Investigation
References
Categories of Literature
Picture Books
Definition and Description
Evaluation and Selection of Picture Books
Visual Elements
Artistic Media
Artistic Styles
Book Design
Observing the Role of Illustrations in Picture Books
Historical Overview of Picture Books
Types of Picture Books
References
Recommended Picture Books
Related Films, Videos, and DVDs
Poetry
Definition and Description
Types of Poetry Books
Evaluation and Selection of Poetry
Historical Overview of Poetry
Poetry Types and Forms
Reader Connections: Poetry in the Classroom
Invitations for Further Investigation
References
Recommended Poetry Books
Traditional Literature
Definition and Description
Evaluation and Selection of Traditional Literature
Historical Overview of Traditional Literature
Types of Traditional Literature
Reader Connections: Storytelling in the Classroom
Invitations for Further Investigation
References
Recommended Traditional Literature
Related Films, Videos, and DVDs
Modern Fantasy
Definition and Description
Evaluation and Selection of Modern Fantasy
Historical Overview of Modern Fantasy
Types of Modern Fantasy
Reader Connection: Censorship and the First Amendment
Invitations for Further Investigation
References
Recommended Modern Fantasy Books
Related Films, Videos, and DVDs
Realistic Fiction
Definition and Description
Evaluation and Selection of Realistic Fiction
Historical Overview of Realistic Fiction
Topics in Realistic Fiction
Reader Connections: Paired Character Trait Books
Invitations for Further Investigation
References
Recommended Realistic Fiction Books
Related Films, Videos, and DVDs
Historical Fiction and Biography
Definition and Description of Historical Fiction
Evaluation and Selection of Historical Fiction
Historical Overview of Historical Fiction
Definition and Description of Biography
Evaluation and Selection of Biography
Historical Overview of Biography
Topics in Historical Fiction and Biography
Reader Connections: Understanding Historical Contexts
Invitations for Further Investigation
References
Recommended Historical Fiction and Biography Books
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Informational Books
Definition and Description
Types of Informational Books
Evaluation and Selection of Informational Books
Historical Overview of Informational Literature
Topics of Informational Books
Reader Connections: Pairing Fact and Fiction
Invitations for Further Investigation
References
Recommended Informational Books
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Literature for a Diverse Society
An Education That Is Multicultural and Intercultural
Culturally Responsive Curriculum
Culturally Expansive Curriculum
Culturally Critical Curriculum
Multicultural and International Literature
Definitions and Descriptions
The Value of Multicultural and International Literature for Children
Evaluation and Selection of Multicultural and International Literature
Multicultural Literature
International Literature
Invitations for Further Investigation
References
Recommended Multicultural Books
Recommended International Books
Related Films, Videos, and DVDs
Literature in the School
Literature in the Curriculum
The Politics of Literacy and Literature
Planning a Literature Curriculum
Integrating Literature into a Literacy Curriculum
Evaluating the Literature Program
Invitations for Further Investigation
References
Engaging Children with Literature
Reading Widely for Personal Purposes
Reading Critically to Inquire about the World
Reading Strategically to Learn about Literacy
Invitations for Further Investigation
References
Children's Book Awards
Professional Resources
Children's Magazines
Index to Children's Books and Authors
Subject Index
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