Discovering Children's Literature / Edition 3

Discovering Children's Literature / Edition 3

by Judith Hillman
     
 

A concise introduction to the world of literature for infants, children, and adolescents, this popular book taps the work of well-known scholars to provide its foundation in genre theory while clearly relating the books it recommends to practical teaching applications. After first defining literature and literacy, and examining relevant aspects

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A concise introduction to the world of literature for infants, children, and adolescents, this popular book taps the work of well-known scholars to provide its foundation in genre theory while clearly relating the books it recommends to practical teaching applications. After first defining literature and literacy, and examining relevant aspects of children's development, the author explores each of the traditional literature genres in turn; and provides a firm structure for evaluation that will serve future teachers well as they approach any form of literature. Each chapter asks the student for reflections, opinions, and participation through suggested projects and activities. For elementary and high school teachers of English and Language Arts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130423320
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
07/25/2002
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
329
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

1. The Child, the Book, and Literacy.

2. Childhood, Children, and History.

3. Evaluating Children's Books.

4. Once Upon a Time…and Tradition Continues.

5. Picture Books for the Very Young.

6. Picture Books for All.

7. The Pleasure and Power of Poetry.

8. Imaginary Worlds of Fantasy.

9. Realism in the Here and Now.

10. Realism in the Past.

11. Biography: The Story of a Life.

12. Books of Information.

Appendix A: Children's Book Awards.

Appendix B: Internet Addresses and Additional Resources.

Glossary.

About the Author.

Author and Title Index.

Subject Index.

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