Big Books for Little Readers

Big Books for Little Readers

by Robin W. Davis
     
 

Enlarged Texts, or Big Books, allow groups of children to see and respond to the printed page and pictures of a story as they would during a one-on-one lap reading with an adult. The Big Books in this bibliography were selected based on appeal to the listed age group, usefulness for group sharing, quality of construction, and success of translation from small to

Overview

Enlarged Texts, or Big Books, allow groups of children to see and respond to the printed page and pictures of a story as they would during a one-on-one lap reading with an adult. The Big Books in this bibliography were selected based on appeal to the listed age group, usefulness for group sharing, quality of construction, and success of translation from small to large format. This reference explores: — The shared reading experience — Failure and successes of enlarging text and illustrations — Practicalities of purchasing and using Big Books — Ideas for activities using Big Books — Patterns for suggested activities — Sources for Big Books and a bibliography of selected Big Books

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Designed for building-level teacher-librarians, this volume would be equally useful to early years classroom teachers.
Lisca
The author...has done an admirable job in covering all the important aspects in the selection and use of big books. It will be a welcome addition in both elementary schools and the children's rooms of public libraries.
John T. Gillespie
The author...has done an admirable job in covering all the important aspects in the selection and use of big books. It will be a welcome addition in both elementary schools and the children's rooms of public libraries.
Booknews
Enlarged texts, or Big Books, allow groups of children to see and respond to the printed page and pictures of a story as they would during a one-on-one reading. This guide shows how to use Big Books in the classroom, and gives many ideas for activities using specific titles, with some 50 patterns for craft activities. Other activities include songs, games, and fingerplays. Gives information on practicalities of purchasing, storing, and circulating Big Books, and lists sources. A selected bibliography provides information on size, price, age group, quality of construction, and success of translation from small to large format. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810836211
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Series:
School Library Media Series, #19
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
8.64(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.36(d)

Meet the Author

Robin W. Davis is Use Services Supervisor at Farmers Branch Manske Library in Farmers Branch, Texas, and Adjunct Professor of Children's Literature at the University of North Texas.

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