Powerful Magic: Learning from Children's Responses to Fantasy Literatures / Edition 1

Powerful Magic: Learning from Children's Responses to Fantasy Literatures / Edition 1

by Nina Mikkelsen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807745952

ISBN-13: 9780807745953

Pub. Date: 08/15/2005

Publisher: Teachers College Press

This book delves deeply into children's responses to literature, and in particular, to works of fantasy. Through close observation over time of children's natural and spontaneous reactions to books they are assigned or choose themselves, Nina Mikkelsen demonstrates how children and adults can engage as equal partners in learning, and also provides important insights…  See more details below

Overview

This book delves deeply into children's responses to literature, and in particular, to works of fantasy. Through close observation over time of children's natural and spontaneous reactions to books they are assigned or choose themselves, Nina Mikkelsen demonstrates how children and adults can engage as equal partners in learning, and also provides important insights into how adults can create settings in which children can experience the joy of literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807745953
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
08/15/2005
Series:
Language and Literacy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)
Age Range:
5 - 11 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction : children's ways of reading1
1Stepping into response : Alexander and the wind-up mouse13
2Inside the world of The snowman : different ways of seeing26
3Alexander in the classroom : many voices, many literacies55
4A deeper look at aesthetic literacy : Brooke and Louis the fish72
5Louis in the classroom : the transactional literary conversation93
6Fighting the dragon - and winning : The Hobbit113
7Into the woods : The Magical Adventures of Pretty Pearl143
Conclusion : embracing fantasy, inviting response173

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