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Elementary Children's Literature The Basics for Teachers and Parents

ISBN-10: 0321049144

ISBN-13: 9780321049148

Edition: 2002

Authors: Nancy A. Anderson

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Written in a personable tone, this concise literature methods text is filled with classroom applications and teaching strategies for future teachers and parents of preschool and elementary children. Organized around genres, this student-friendly text presents the basic children's literature course content. Each genre chapter contains extensive up-to-date bibliographies most with annotations of books in print, and a few exceptional out-of-print books, and for each genre, there is a list of evaluation criteria. This exceptional textbook not only includes books about minorities in each chapter but it also features works by minority authors and illustrators. Uniquely, Elementary Children's Literature offers instructional and curriculum tie-ins that are woven within the text and in literature response boxes at strategic places in each chapter. Book illustrations are included at the beginning of each chapter as well as throughout the narrative.
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Book details

List price: $50.80
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/15/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Preface
Entering the World of Children's Literature
Introduction to the World of Children's Literature
Defining Literature for Children
The Birth of Modern Children's Literature
The Genres of Literature
The Dewey Decimal System
Book Formats
Picture Books
Easy-to-Read Books
Illustrated Books
Chapter Books
Hardcover Books
Paperback Books
Grocery Store Books
Series Books
The Value of Children's Literature
Prereading Schema Building
The Process of Schema Building
Modeling the Process
Elements of Quality Children's Literature
Book Awards
Newbery Medal
Caldecott Medal
Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal
Hans Christian Andersen Award
Children's Choices and Teachers' Choices
Literary Elements
Characters
Point of View
Setting
Plot
Theme
Style
Tone
Responding to Literature
Reader Response Theory by Gloria Houston
Literature Circles
Developing a Classroom Library
The Art of Illustration
Evaluating Illustrations
The Union of Art and Text
Visual Elements of Artistic Design
Space
Line
Shape
Color
Texture
Scale and Dimension
Composition
Artistic Styles
Artistic Media and Techniques
Painting
Drawing
Other Techniques
Integrating Visual Art and Literature
Early Childhood Books
Books of Early Childhood
Board Books
Concept Books
Pattern Books
Wordless Picture Books
Motivating Children to Become Lifelong Readers
Traditional Literature
Evaluating Traditional Literature
History
Characteristics
Themes of Traditional Literature
The Subgenres of Traditional Literature
Myths
Fables
Ballads and Folk Songs
Legends
Tall Tales
Fairy Tales or Marchen
Cinderella Stories
Traditional Rhymes
The Boundless World of Fiction
Modern Fantasy
Evaluating Modern Fantasy
The Beginnings of Fiction and Modern Fantasy
Hans Christian Andersen
Types of Fantasy
Animal Fantasy
Literary Fairy Tale
Animated Object Fantasy
Human with Fantasy Character
Extraordinary Person
Enchanted Journey
High Fantasy
Supernatural Fantasy
Science Fiction
Unlikely Situation
Animal Fantasy
Evaluating Animal Fantasy
Milestones in Animal Fantasy
1877: Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse
1894: The Jungle Book
1901/1902: The Tale of Peter Rabbit
1903: The Call of the Wild
1908: The Wind in the Willows
1929: Bambi: A Life in the Woods
1939: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
1941: Make Way for Ducklings
1942: The Poky Little Puppy
1952: Charlotte's Web
1957: The Cat in the Hat
Types of Animal Fantasy
Anthropomorphic Animals in an All-Animal World
Anthropomorphic Animals Coexisting with Humans
Talking Animals in Natural Habitats
Realistic Animals with Human Thinking Ability
Multicultural Literature
Evaluating Multicultural Literature
Categories of Multicultural Books
Culturally Neutral Books
Culturally Generic Books
Culturally Specific Books
Common Themes
Misrepresentation of Culture
Latino Literature
African American Literature
Asian American Literature
Native American Literature
Literature of Religious Cultures
International Literature
Resources
Contemporary Realistic Fiction
Evaluating Contemporary Fiction
Characteristics of Contemporary Realistic Fiction
Censorship
Selecting versus Censoring
Themes
Bibliotherapy
The Purpose of Bibliotherapy
Guidelines for Using Bibliotherapy
Families
Traditional Families
Nontraditional Families
Dysfunctional Families
Abandoned Children
Friendship
Humor
Adventure
Mystery
Social Reality
War
Homelessness
Poverty and Child Labor
Gangs and Crime
Racism
Personal Issues
Animals
Historical Fiction
Evaluating Historical Fiction
Characteristics of Historical Fiction
Biographic Historical Fiction
Researching Historical Fiction
Scott O'Dell Award
Periods Depicted in Historical Fiction
Ancient Times
Medieval Times
Colonial Times
Revolutionary Era
Early Frontier Era
Civil War Era
Post-Civil War Frontier Era
World War I Era
Great Depression Era
World War II Era
Post-World War II Era
Civil Rights Movement
Enhancing Curriculum with Historical Fiction
Discovering the World through Nonfiction
Biography and Autobiography
Evaluating Biography
Reading Biographies for Pleasure
Types of Biography
Authentic Biography
Fictionalized Biography
Forms of Biography
Complete
Partial
Picture Book
Collective
Integrating Biography with the Study of History
Enhancing Curriculum with Biography
Informational Books
Evaluating Informational Books
Characteristics of Informational Books
The Changing Nature of Informational Books
Enhancing Curriculum with Informational Books
Building a Foundation for Content Area Reading
Graphic Organizers
Poetry and Verse
Evaluating Poetry and Verse
Characteristics of Poetry and Verse
Rhythm and Rhyme
Language
Forms of Poetry
Poetry in Our Culture
NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children
Developing Love (or Hate) for Poetry
Ways to Teach Kids to Hate Poetry
Ways to Encourage Kids to Love Poetry
Types of Poetry Books
The Value of Poetry in the Classroom
Teaching Reading through Literature
Reading Aloud to Children
Questioning Guidelines
Listening-Prediction Activity
Sustained Silent Reading
Reading Instruction with Trade Books
Children's Oral Reading
Individual Oral Reading
Group Oral Reading
Guided Silent Reading
Reading-Prediction Activity
Guided Reading Activity
Implementing a Yearlong Literature Program
Organizing Reading Instruction by Genres
Organizing Reading Instrction Thematically
Glossary
References
Name and Title Index
Subject Index