Teaching Children's Literature It's Critical!

ISBN-10: 0415508681
ISBN-13: 9780415508681
Edition: 2013
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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 7/27/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

This groundbreaking text offers a fresh perspective on how to implement children’s literature into and across the curriculum in ways that are both effective and purposeful. Honed over years of experience and reflection in classroom settings and rich with real examples of teachers implementing critical pedagogy, it invites multiple ways of engaging with literature that extend beyond the genre and elements approach and also addresses potential problems or issues that teachers may confront. The book is structured around three ‘mantras’ that build on each other: Enjoy; Dig deeper; Take action. The practical strategies for taking a critical approach focus on issues that impact children’s lives, building from students‘ personal experiences and cultural knowledge to using language to question the everyday world, analyze popular culture and media, understand how power relationships are socially constructed, and consider actions that can be taken to promote social justice. This book teems with pedagogical purpose. It is smart, principled, and useful. Its freshness and currency will resonate with readers and inspire their teaching.A Companion Website (www.routledge.com/cw/leland) enriches and extends the text.

Carolyn Burke has the rare ability to take what is currently known and apply it to classroom instruction. A former first-grade teacher, Burke currently is Professor of Language Education at Indiana University and spends the bulk of her time teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in reading and writing education. She is well known for her work in miscue analysis and reading.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Why Reading Aloud Is Crucial
Teaching Reading with Literature
Choosing Books: Diversity Counts
Supporting Literature Discussions
Inquiry into the World through Focused Studies
Multimodal Responses to Literature
Language Study: Lingering in Text
Challenging the Challengers
Literature Response Strategies
References: Children's and Adolescent Literature
References: Professional Publications
Index

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