Bringing Fantasy Alive for Children and Young Adults

Overview

Convey the magic found in fantasy literature. Enhance your skills in working with and presenting the often overlooked genre of fantasy. This valuable resource offers specific guidelines and examples to help teachers and librarians promote fantasy literature to students and to use fantasy in their lesson plans and programs. It also provides an in-depth view of the background, purposes, sources, and uses of children's and young adult fantasy literature.

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Overview

Convey the magic found in fantasy literature. Enhance your skills in working with and presenting the often overlooked genre of fantasy. This valuable resource offers specific guidelines and examples to help teachers and librarians promote fantasy literature to students and to use fantasy in their lesson plans and programs. It also provides an in-depth view of the background, purposes, sources, and uses of children's and young adult fantasy literature.

• Practical ideas for lesson plans and program suggestions

• Ready-to-use booktalks and display ideas

• Up-to-date Internet resources included

• Extensive annotated bibliography for collection development

A wonderful resource of new literature ideas for teachers and librarians!

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
The authors state that they wrote this book to overcome what they perceive to be a "general bias against fantasy literature" and to inspire teachers and librarians to read and share this genre with children. The first section provides an overview that includes methods of evaluating and understanding the literature. The next section suggests ways to use fantasy books across the curriculum with sample lessons, booktalks, and ideas for storytimes and library programs. The appendix consists of a variety of online resources, 16 author profiles, and annotated lists of picture and chapter books with grade levels. Program ideas range from simple (playing "Simon Says" to empathize with Gail Carson Levine's "Ella") to creative dramatics (scripts included) to designing a Web page. While the authors miss the opportunity to address the controversy that links many fantasy books to the occult, they do provide a powerful rationale and lively ideas for connecting children with this genre.-Bette Ammon, Missoula Public Library, MT Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
Booknews
This book offers specific guidelines and examples to help teachers and librarians promote fantasy literature to students. It covers the background, purposes, sources, and uses of children's and young adult fantasy literature, and provides suggestions for display ideas, Internet resources, discussions, and lesson plans. The Wadham's have a long history working with children's reading materials, Tim having served on the Newbery Award selection committee, and Rachel serving on the faculty of BYU's Harold B. Lee Library. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780938865803
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/1999
  • Series: Professional Growth Series
  • Pages: 212
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.45 (d)

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