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Children S And Ya Books In The College Classroom

Author : Emily Dial-Driver,
ISBN : 9781476621159
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Using children’s and young adult literature is a great way to enhance a variety of college classes in fields as varied as biology, computer game development, political science and history. This collection of new essays by educators from a number of disciplines describes how to use such works as Where the Wild Things Are, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Swamp Thing, Percy Jackson, and Harry Potter to introduce complex concepts and spark interest in difficult subjects. The contributors describe innovative teaching strategies using dystopian fiction, graphic narratives, fairy tales and mythology. Often overlooked or dismissed by teachers, children’s literature can support student learning by raising levels of academic rigor, creativity and critical thinking.
Category: Literary Criticism

Literature And The Child

Author : Lee Galda
ISBN : 9781133602071
Genre : Business & Economics
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LITERATURE AND THE CHILD, 8th Edition, covers the two major topical areas of children’s literature: the genres of children’s literature (picturebooks, contemporary realistic fiction, etc.) and the use of children’s literature in the classroom. The book offers succinct yet beautifully written and illustrated discussions that reflect the tone and feel of children’s books. Featuring discussions of the latest works of children’s literature, the book includes coverage of the growing importance of young adult literature as well as emphasis on upper-level children’s literature and adolescent literature. The authors pay careful attention to diversity in children’s literature and equip readers with practical, research-based teaching ideas linked to the Common Core English Language Arts Standards for grades kindergarten through eight. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Business & Economics

Young Adult Literature In The Composition Classroom

Author : Tamara Girardi
ISBN : 9781476633480
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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 Young adult literature holds an exceptional place in modern American popular culture. Accessible to readers of all levels, it captures a diverse audience and tends to adapt to the big screen in an exciting way. With its wide readership, YAL sparks interesting discussions inside and outside of the classroom. This collection of new essays examines how YAL has impacted college composition courses, primarily focusing on the first year. Contributors discuss popular YA stories, their educational potential, and possibilities for classroom discussion and exercise.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Teaching Children S Literature

Author : Christine Leland
ISBN : 9780415508667
Genre : Education
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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.
Category: Education

Children S Literature And Learning

Author : Barbara A. Lehman
ISBN : 0807748234
Genre : Education
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Literary study should benefit both children's pleasure and skill in reading. In this engaging book, Barbara Lehman shows how to create meaningful, intellectually stimulating programs of literary study that are developmentally appropriate for students' needs, interests, and experiences (ages 5-12). Drawing on her extensive scholarship in the fields of children's literature and literacy instruction, she offers practical ideas for creating programs that accomplish curricular goals in literary ways. Featuring a usable overview of important literary theories, as well as many practical teaching ideas, this book will help classroom teachers become more knowledgeable and self-assured about creating their own literature programs for children.
Category: Education

Book Bridges For Esl Students

Author : Suzanne Elizabeth Reid
ISBN : 0810842130
Genre : Education
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Provides book titles and commentary that aid in teaching ESL students, showing how each title, ranging from fiction to nonfiction and from history to science, is appropriate for the instruction of children in all age groups.
Category: Education

Literature For Young Children

Author : Cyndi Giorgis
ISBN : 0132685809
Genre : Education
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In the new edition of this widely popular guide, Literature for Young Children: Supporting Emergent Literacy, Ages 0-8, early childhood teachers and child-care professionals get the help they need to recognize high-quality children's literature and to learn to use it effectively to support emerging literacy development in infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and primary-age children. The authors, widely known as authorities in this field, explain how to use children's literature as a teaching tool and provide readers with a number of developmentally appropriate strategies for sharing literature with young children.
Category: Education

Cullinan And Galda S Literature And The Child

Author : Lee Galda
ISBN : 0534246834
Genre : Children
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Galda and Cullinan explore the realm of children's literature. In the first part of the text, individual chapters are devoted to the genres of poetry, picture books, folklore, fantasy, contemporary realism.
Category: Children