Growing Up with Literature / Edition 6 available in Paperback
GROWING UP WITH LITERATURE, Sixth Edition, provides a practical and understandable presentation of how to use children's literature/picture books to enhance literacy and language development in children ages birth to eight years. You will learn effective strategies for selecting and evaluating books, planning reading experiences, sharing stories with children, and using stories to help children deal with stress and problems (bibliotherapy). All genres of literature are addressed, including ABC/Counting books, folk and fairy tales, fables, and traditional/contemporary fiction and nonfiction. With 200 new children's literature titles, and up-to-date research on language development and brain development, this edition is on the cutting edge of knowledge in this area.
About the Author
Walter Sawyer is a graduate of Siena College, Assumption College, and the State University of New York at Albany. He holds BA, MA, and EdD degrees, and is certified in and has worked at all levels of education from nursery school through graduate school. Currently he is an administrator for the Waterford-Halfmoon School District in upstate New York, and teaches graduate courses in writing and reading at Russell Sage College in Troy, New York. He has been an active member at all levels of the International Reading Association, and is past president of a local area reading council.
Table of Contents
Foreword. Preface. 1. What's So Special about Literature? 2. Planning for Success. 3. Choosing the Best Literature. 4. Using Various Types of Literature. 5. Magic Motivations. 6. How Many Ways Can a Story Be Told? 7. Integrating Literature into the Curriculum. 8. Bibliotherapy: Using Books to Heal. 9. Using Commercial and Educational Media. 10. Involving the Community.