Literacy and Learning: An Expeditionary Discovery Through Children's Literature / Edition 1

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Overview

Literacy and Learning examines the classifications and uses of children's literature in the elementary school and is an ideal textbook tool for preservice teachers and undergraduate students in elementary education.
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Childhood Education
This unique book addresses Outward Bound's 10 design principles of Expeditionary Learning as they relate to children's literature....Practical and useful information regarding various children's book awards is provided in the appendices. The bibliography supplies the reader with a handy reference of children's books, ranging from pre-kindergarten through middle level. Although some may see this book as a children's literature textbook for preservice teachers and undergraduate students in elementary education, it really has the potential to be a more valuable resource for practicing teachers. Already having basic background in children's literature and its genres allows the reader to think more deeply and creatively as he or she reads this interesting reference text.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810847323
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 6/15/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 334
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Suzanne W. Hawley has taught children's literature at Florida Gulf Coast University and the University of South Florida and was an elementary school media specialist for over twenty years. Carolyn V. Spillman is a professor of education at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1 The Primary of Discovery: Foundations of Literacy 1
Ch. 2 Self-Discovery of Literacy: Emerging Readers and Writers 15
Ch. 3 Acquiring Literacy through Children's Literature: Continuation of Self-Discovery 35
Ch. 4 Steering Actions Guided by Character and Heart: Service and Compassion 49
Ch. 5 Lighting the Imagination: Having and Celebrating Wonderful Ideas in Children's Literature 67
Ch. 6 Literature that Touches the Heart: Empathy and Caring 83
Ch. 7 Meeting life's Challenges: Successes and Failures 99
Ch. 8 Learning to Grow Together: Collaboration and Competition 115
Ch. 9 Joining Communities and Cultures: Diversity and Inclusivity 139
Ch. 10 Relating to the Universe and Fostering Stewardship: The Natural World 163
Ch. 11 Replenishing Energies: Solitude and Reflection 179
Ch. 12 The Literature Program in the Curriculum 205
App Children's Book Awards 229
Bibliography 275
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