Growing Up with Literature / Edition 2 available in Paperback
Growing Up With Literature, 2E, provides a comprehensive collection of the best children s book titles, with a multitude of practical hands-on activities for using the books in early childhood and primary grade educational programs. It provides a rationale for using literature, procedures for selecting books, explanations of how to use books in the classroom and a variety of steps to foster a love of reading in children.
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.
Diane Comer is the Director of Early Childhood Education at Becker Junior College in Worcester, Massachusetts. She holds a BS degree from Cambridge College. She had many years of experience as both a teacher and a teacher educator in the field of early childhood education.
Table of Contents
What's So Special About Literature. The Value of Literature. Emerging Literacy and Literature. The Magic of Reading. Planning For Success. Creating A Good Environment for Infants. Practical Considerations for Reading Areas. Putting it all Together. Choosing the Best Literature. How to Begin. Aspects of Good Children s Literature. Presentation. Using Various Types of Literature. Mother Goose Tales/Fairy Tales. Picture Books/Wordless Picture Books. Concept Books. Fiction/Realistic Fiction/Fantasy Fiction. Nonfiction/Informational Books. Poetry. Awards and Prizes in Children s Literature. Magic Motivations. Capturing the Attention of Children. Identifying Possible Problems. Smooth Transitions. Keeping Order. How Many Ways Can a Story be Told. Reading Aloud. Storytelling. Flannel Board Stories. Theatrical Storytelling. Children as Authors and Storytellers. Integrating Literature into the Curriculum. Webs as Organizational Tools. Themes for Developing Webs. Facilitating Integration. Literature Use in Integrated Units. Bibliotherapy: Using Books that Heal. Understanding Bibliotherapy. Benefits of Bibliotherapy. Using Bibliotherapy. Addressing the Concerns of Children. Using Commercial and Educational Media. Media and Literature. Television: Seeing The World From a Chair. Audiovisual Materials, Magazines and Newspapers. Computers and Software. Involving the Community. Places to Go: Exploring the Community. People to See. Appendix A: Publishers and Suppliers. Appendix B: Caldecott Medal Winners. Appendix C: Best Selling Children's Books.