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Growing Up With Literature / Edition 4

Growing Up With Literature / Edition 4

by Walter Sawyer


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Growing Up With Literature / Edition 4

It has been proved time and time again that the development of children's literacy is a major factor in their future success. In that regard, those who teach or intend to teach our youth will most certainly find Growing Up with Literature one of the most important texts they ever study. The student will find practical, invaluable information about children's books and how and why these books are so important for literacy development. They will be better prepared to develop children's early literacy capabilities through the knowledge gained on planning reading sessions; using technology to enhance multiple literacies; storytelling; using stories to deal with problems (bibliotherapy); integrating picture books into the rest of the curriculum; and using puppets and theater as extensions. The text is a tremendous resource for selecting appropriate pieces of literature as it features a comprehensive list of the best children's picture books published in the last half-century, with an emphasis on the most up-to-date publications. Learn the role each genre of literature plays in literacy development, including fiction, nonfiction, fables, fairy tales, poetry, biographies, historical fiction, folk tales and ABC and counting books. The author draws on his many years as an educator to detail planning strategies that will ensure success, as well as integration strategies that make for an easy fit with any curriculum.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766861534
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 06/17/2003
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

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

Chapter 1: Whats So Special about Literature? Chapter 2: Planning For Success. Chapter 3: Choosing the Best Literature. Chapter 4: Using Various Types of Literature. Chapter 5: Magic Motivations. Chapter 6: How Many Ways Can a Story Be Told? Chapter 7: Integrating Literature into the Curriculum. Chapter 8: Bibliotherapy: Using Books to Heal. Chapter 9: Using Commercial and Educational Media. Chapter 10: Involving the Community.

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