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Families in Children's Literature: A Resource Guide, Grades 4-8
     

Families in Children's Literature: A Resource Guide, Grades 4-8

by Nancy LE Cecil, Patricia Roberts
 

Using quality children's literature that presents families positively and promotes appreciation of family diversity, this book offers you a unique way to help students understand the common complexities of today's families. Books are grouped into four major categories-diverse family groups, family heritage and tradition, relationships within families, and family

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Using quality children's literature that presents families positively and promotes appreciation of family diversity, this book offers you a unique way to help students understand the common complexities of today's families. Books are grouped into four major categories-diverse family groups, family heritage and tradition, relationships within families, and family conflicts. Within these areas books are chosen for specific topics, ranging from Death in the Family to Homelessness. For each title there are questions for reflection and discussion and a target activity that reinforces the concepts presented in the book.

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In this teachers' middle-school guide to literature reflecting the changing American family, Cecil and Roberts (education, California State U., Sacramento) spotlight diverse family groupings, ethnic heritages and traditions, relationships and conflicts within families. The annotated selections<-->with target activities and further readings<-->are organized by ethnic background, genre, grade level, and theme. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563083136
Publisher:
Libraries Unlimited
Publication date:
02/15/1998
Series:
Through Children's Literature Series
Pages:
148
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
9 - 13 Years

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Meet the Author

NANCY LEE CECIL is a professor of education, California State University, Sacramento.

PATRICIA L. ROBERTS is Professor Emeritus, California State University, Sacramento.

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