Children's Literature: Engaging Teachers and Children in Good Books

Children's Literature: Engaging Teachers and Children in Good Books

by Jacobs, James S. Jacobs, Michael O. Tunnell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130917311

ISBN-13: 9780130917317

Pub. Date: 08/28/2001

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This innovative book links quality children's books to an effective reading and language arts program. It hinges on the philosophy that teachers who have a passion for literature influence their students to become passionate about reading. An effective combination of current information on children's book titles, interviews with influential authors, and language…  See more details below

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This innovative book links quality children's books to an effective reading and language arts program. It hinges on the philosophy that teachers who have a passion for literature influence their students to become passionate about reading. An effective combination of current information on children's book titles, interviews with influential authors, and language arts strategies, create a blueprint for establishing a meaningful children's literature methods guidebook for contemporary classrooms. An original cover illustrated by Caldecott-winning David Wisniewski and interior artwork by children's author Steven Kellogg distinguishes this book's design. A three-part organization covers topics under the headings of: engaging readers in good books, the good books themselves, and using good books in the classroom. For elementary school teachers of reading and language arts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130917317
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Pages:
583

Table of Contents

Unit 1Engaging Readers in Good Books1
Ch. 1Why We Read2
Ch. 2What Is a Good Book?28
Unit 2The Good Books Themselves71
Ch. 3Picture Books72
Ch. 4Poetry114
Ch. 5Traditional Fantasy152
Ch. 6Modern Fantasy192
Ch. 7Contemporary Realistic Fiction234
Ch. 8Historical Fiction266
Ch. 9Multicultural and International Children's Books290
Ch. 10Informational Books324
Ch. 11Biography368
Unit 3Using Good Books in the Classroom401
Ch. 12Motivating Children to Read402
Ch. 13Teaching Reading Using Children's Literature432
Ch. 14Evaluation and Assessment470
Ch. 15Teaching Across the Curriculum With Children's Literature494
App. ABook Selection Aids522
App. BChildren's Book Awards527
App. C: Publisher's Addresses543
Author, Illustrator, Title Index547
Subject Index571
Credits580

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