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Reading Globally, K-8 Connecting Students to the World Through Literature

ISBN-10: 1412973929

ISBN-13: 9781412973922

Edition: 2010

Authors: Barbara A. Lehman, Evelyn B. Freeman, Patricia L. Scharer

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List price: $25.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 11/11/2010
Pages: 168
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.40" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Barbara A. Lehman is Professor of Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University, where she teaches graduate courses in children's literature and literacy at the Mansfield Campus. Her scholarly interests focus on multicultural and global children's literature and child-centered literary criticism. She co-edited Teaching with Children's Books: Paths to Literature-Based Instruction (National Council of Teachers of English [NCTE], 1995) and co-authored with Evelyn Freeman Global Perspectives in Children's Literature (Allyn & Bacon, 2001). Her third title, Children's Literature and Learning: Literary Study Across the Curriculum, was published by Teachers College Press (2007). She has had articles published in ChLA Quarterly, Children's Literature in Education, and the Journal of Children's Literature, among others. She has co-edited the Journal of Children's Literature (Children's Literature Assembly of NCTE) and Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature for the International Board on Books for Young People. She has served on and chaired book and author award committees, such as NCTE's Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children Committee, the Children's Literature Assembly's Notable Books in the Language Arts Committee, the Hans Christian Andersen Award U.S. nominating committee, the USBBY's Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award nominating committee, the International Reading Association's Arbuthnot Award Committee and the Notable Books for a Global Society Committee, and the ChLA Article Award Committee. She is president-elect of USBBY (to be president in 2011). She was a Fulbright Scholar in South Africa during 2004-2005, and the 2009 recipient of the Arbuthnot Award from the International Reading Association.

Dr. Evelyn B. Freeman is Dean and Director of The Ohio State University-Mansfield. She also serves as Executive Dean for Ohio State's regional campuses. Dr. Freeman is professor in the School of Teaching and Learning and teaches courses in children's literature and language arts. Her research interests focus on multicultural and global children's literature, and nonfiction literature for children. She has served as co-editor of the Journal of Children's Literature, Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature, and the Children's Books column of The Reading Teacher. She has co-authored three books: Using Nonfiction Trade Books in the Elementary Classroom (1992, NCTE); Connecting Informational Children's Books with Content Area Learning (1997, Allyn and Bacon); and Global Perspectives in Children's Literature (2001, Allyn and Bacon). Dr. Freeman has written numerous book chapters and her articles have appeared in Language Arts, Bookbird, and The Reading Teacher. She has presented at professional conferences nationally and internationally. Active in professional organizations, Dr. Freeman chaired the Notable Books for a Global Society Committee and the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children Committee. She has served on USBBY's Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Nominating Committee. In 2007, she received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Council of Teachers of English. Dr. Freeman is immediate Past-President of the Children's Literature Assembly of NCTE.

List of Figures
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction
Organization of the Book
The Need for Global Literature
The Importance of Global Literature in Children's Lives
The Contemporary Context
History and Availability of Global Children's Literature
Global Literature Defined
Goals for Global Literature
Conclusion
Infusing Global Literature Throughout the Curriculum
Literary Theme Studies and an Integrated Curriculum
A Literary Framework
Incorporating the Framework Across the Curriculum
Theme Studies
Integrating the Curriculum
Conclusion
Integrated Language Arts
IRA/NCTE Standards for the English Language Arts
Conclusion
Social Studies
Topic 1: "Wake Up World" (Primary Grades)
Topic 2: World War II and the Holocaust (Upper Elementary/Middle School)
Curriculum Strand: Individual Development and Identity (Upper Elementary/Middle School)
Curriculum Strand: Individuals, Groups, and Institutions (Primary Grades)
Biographies and Memoirs (Upper Elementary/Middle School)
Seeking Peace and Justice (All Grades)
Conclusion
Science and Mathematics
Children's Literature and STEM Education
Animals: Other Creatures that Share Our Earth
Life Cycles and Other Patterns
Habitats Around the World
Environmental Change and the Need for Conservation
World Health Awareness
Technology: The Benefits, Risks, Costs, and Ethical Issues
How Things are Made and How They Work
Scientific and Mathematical Contributions from Diverse Cultures
Earning, Saving, and Investing Money
Conclusion
The Arts
Music and Dance
Art and Artists
Becoming an Artist
Drama
Conclusion
Issues Teachers Face
How Should I Evaluate Global Books?
How Can I Know if these Books are Authentic?
What Else Do I Need to Know to Make Good Book Selections?
Conclusion
Frequently Asked Questions about Global Children's Literature
How can I fund the purchase of global children's literature for my classroom and school library?
How should we decide which books to buy?
How can I work with colleagues to plan for using global children's literature across the grades?
What's the best way to handle sensitive topics like war, prejudice, human injustices, and cultural taboos like bodily functions or practices?
How should I respond if parents object to a book?
How can I help my students relate to places, people, times, and events they have never seen, heard, or experienced?
How can I help parents understand the importance of global literature?
How do I fit global literature into our district-mandated curricula that occupy much of the day?
How does global literature contribute to meeting state and national standards?
Will using global literature raise test scores?
What's Next? Going Global and Bringing It Home
Getting Started
Final Thoughts
References
Index
The CD:
Further Recommended Reading for Teachers
Resources for Locating and Learning more about Global Children's Literature
An Annotated List of 341 Children's Books Cited in the Book