Literature and the Child

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  • Copyright: 6/1/2001
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Table of Contents

The Books
Children's Literature Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrowp. 5
The Value of Literaturep. 7
Genres of Literature for Children and Young Adultsp. 8
Poetry and Versep. 10
Picture Booksp. 11
Folklorep. 11
Fantasyp. 14
Science Fictionp. 14
Realistic Fictionp. 14
Distinguish Between Fantasy and Realismp. 14
Historical Fictionp. 15
Distinguish Between Historical and Contemporary Realistic Fictionp. 16
Biographyp. 16
Nonfictionp. 16
Children's and Young Adult Literature Yesterdayp. 18
Profile: Louisa May Alcottp. 19
Children's and Young Adult Literature Todayp. 20
Increasing Diversityp. 21
Compare Picture Books of Past and Presentp. 21
Blurring Genre and Age Boundariesp. 22
Technology and Commercialismp. 23
Children's and Young Adult Literature Tomorrowp. 24
Selecting Literature for Children and Young Adultsp. 24
Censorship or Selectionp. 24
Keeping Up with New Booksp. 27
Review Journalsp. 28
Book Awardsp. 28
Electronic Databases for Children's and Young Adult Literaturep. 28
Summaryp. 28
Booklistp. 29
Poetry and Versep. 31
Poetry in Children's Livesp. 33
Poems Make Us Smilep. 33
Profile: Recipients of NCTE Award for Poetry for Childrenp. 34
Poems Create Imagesp. 34
Poems Express Feelingsp. 35
Poems Stir Emotionsp. 35
Poems Promote School Learningp. 36
Poems for Beginning Readersp. 37
Profile: Eloise Greenfieldp. 37
Criteria for Evaluating Poetryp. 38
Poetry Is Understandablep. 38
Poetry Is Appealingp. 38
Children's Poetry Preferencesp. 38
Poetry Uses Language in Interesting Waysp. 39
Profile: X. J. Kennedyp. 39
Words as Soundp. 40
Profile: David McCordp. 40
Wordplay and Poetryp. 41
Profile: Karla Kuskinp. 43
Words as Rhythmp. 43
Words as Meaningp. 44
Profile: Eve Merriamp. 45
Profile: Lilian Moorep. 45
Profile: Valerie Worthp. 46
Profile: Barbara Esbensenp. 47
Poetry Comes in a Variety of Formsp. 47
Narrative Poetryp. 48
Profile: Myra Cohn Livingstonp. 48
Celebrate with Poetryp. 49
Lyric Poetryp. 49
Free Versep. 50
Profile: Arnold Adoffp. 52
Haiku and Cinquainp. 52
Concrete Poetryp. 53
Limerickp. 54
Balladsp. 54
Riddle Poemsp. 55
Building a Poetry Collectionp. 55
Using Poetry in the Classroomp. 56
Play with Poetry: Act It Outp. 57
Immerse Students in Poetryp. 58
Integrate Science and Poetryp. 58
Profile: Aileen Fisherp. 60
Help Students Discover the Pleasure in Poetryp. 60
Profile: John Ciardip. 61
Summaryp. 61
Booklistp. 62
The Art of Picture Booksp. 67
Picture Books in Children's Livesp. 69
Criteria for Evaluating Picture Booksp. 69
Evaluating Text in Picture Storybooksp. 69
Settingp. 70
Characterizationp. 71
Making Connections with a Trilogy of Picture Booksp. 72
Plotp. 72
Themep. 74
Stylep. 74
Evaluating Text in Nonfiction Picture Booksp. 74
Readability and Age Appropriatenessp. 74
Accuracy and Recencyp. 75
Evaluating Text in Poetry and Song Picture Booksp. 76
Evaluating Artistic Quality in Picture Booksp. 76
Elements of Artp. 76
Notable Illustratorsp. 82
Profile: Peter Sisp. 84
Pictures and Text That Work Togetherp. 88
Studying the Art of Your Favorite Illustratorp. 89
Styles of Artp. 88
Representational Artp. 89
Surrealistic Artp. 89
Impressionistic Artp. 90
Folk Artp. 90
Naive Artp. 90
Cartoon Artp. 91
A Close Look at The Tale of Peter Rabbitp. 92
Learning About Art in the Classroomp. 96
Summaryp. 96
Exploring Art Mediap. 97
Booklistp. 97
The Content of Picture Booksp. 99
Profile: Cynthia Rylantp. 101
Picture Books for Developmental Stagesp. 102
Picture Books for Very Young Childrenp. 102
Picture Books for Nursery- and Primary-Grade Childrenp. 104
Picture Books for Intermediate and Advanced Studentsp. 109
Forging Connections Between Life and Literaturep. 110
The Child's Inner Worldp. 110
The Child's Family Worldp. 110
Create a Book of Family Lorep. 112
The Child's Social Worldp. 112
The Child's Natural Worldp. 112
The Child's Aesthetic Worldp. 113
The Child's Imaginary Worldp. 113
Picture Books for Teaching Literary Conceptsp. 114
Using Picture Books in the Classroomp. 114
Summaryp. 116
Booklistp. 116
Folklorep. 725
Defining Folklore: A Literary Heritagep. 127
Folklore in Children's Livesp. 128
Criteria for Evaluating Folklorep. 128
Archetypes in Folklorep. 129
A Close Look at The Rough-Face Girlp. 129
Types of Folklorep. 131
Mother Goose and Nursery Rhymesp. 131
Folktalesp. 133
Create a Folklore Performancep. 135
Have Fun with Numbers in Folklorep. 138
Profile: Shirley Climop. 135
Fablesp. 142
Search for Mythical Allusionsp. 146
Hero Talesp. 146
The Bible as Literaturep. 147
Folk Songs and Work Songsp. 148
Using Folklore in the Classroomp. 148
Identify Folkloric Stylep. 149
Summaryp. 149
Booklistp. 150
Fantasy and Science Fictionp. 759
Defining Fantasy and Science Fictionp. 161
The Role of Fantasy and Science Fiction in Children's Livesp. 162
Criteria for Evaluating Fantasy and Science Fictionp. 163
Settingp. 163
Plotp. 163
Create Believable Settingsp. 164
Charactersp. 164
Stylep. 164
Themep. 164
A Close Look at Tuck Everlastingp. 164
Everlasting Questions from Tuckp. 167
A Close Look at The Giverp. 167
Profile: Lois Lowryp. 169
Types of Fantasyp. 169
Animal Fantasyp. 169
Miniature Worldsp. 170
Time Slips, Unreal Worlds, and Magicp. 171
Literary Lorep. 172
Literary Tales and Folkloric Themesp. 172
Quest Talesp. 173
The Power of Namingp. 174
Types of Science Fictionp. 174
Mind Controlp. 174
Life in the Futurep. 175
Survivalp. 175
Technology Changes the Worldp. 176
Fantasy and Science Fiction in the Classroomp. 176
Summaryp. 177
Booklistp. 177
Contemporary Realistic Fictionp. 181
Defining Realistic Fictionp. 184
Realistic Fiction in Children's Livesp. 184
Keep a Writer's Notebookp. 185
Criteria for Selecting Realistic Fictionp. 185
Sensitivity to Community Standardsp. 185
Settingp. 186
Charactersp. 186
Plotp. 186
Themep. 186
Stylep. 186
A Close Look at Shilohp. 187
Profile: Phyllis Reynolds Naylorp. 189
A Close Look at Owl Moonp. 190
Types of Contemporary Realismp. 191
Adventure Storiesp. 191
Mysteriesp. 191
Animal Storiesp. 192
Animals in Realistic Novelsp. 192
Sports Storiesp. 193
Humorous Storiesp. 193
Romance Storiesp. 193
Books in Seriesp. 193
Themes in Contemporary Realismp. 194
Growing Upp. 194
Study an Author's Work and Lifep. 194
Relationships with Othersp. 195
Special Needsp. 196
Mothers and Fathers in
Realistic Novelsp. 197
Contemporary Realism in the Classroomp. 198
Summaryp. 199
Booklistp. 199
Historical Fictionp. 203
Defining Historical Fictionp. 205
Historical Fiction in Children's Livesp. 206
Criteria for Evaluating Historical Fictionp. 207
Historical Accuracyp. 207
Settingp. 208
Languagep. 208
Compare Literary Depictions of Historic Sitesp. 208
Characterizationp. 209
Plot and Themep. 209
Illustrationsp. 209
Compare Treatment of a Topic in Textbooks, Primary Sources, Contemporary Fiction, and Historical Fictionp. 210
A Close Look at Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cryp. 210
Profile: Mildred Taylorp. 212
A Close Look at Pink and Sayp. 213
History Through Historical Fictionp. 214
Prehistoric and Ancient Timesp. 214
The Middle Agesp. 215
The Renaissance and the Age of Explorationp. 215
Colonial Through Post-Revolutionary War Timesp. 215
Compare Versions of the First Thanksgivingp. 216
Westward Expansion and the Civil Warp. 216
Immigration and the Industrial Revolutionp. 219
World War I and Its Aftermathp. 220
The Great Depressionp. 220
World War II and Its Aftermathp. 221
The 1950s Through the 1980s: Political and Social Turmoilp. 222
Historical Fiction in the Classroomp. 223
Compare the Literary Treatment of a Geographic Featurep. 223
Presenting Historical Fiction by Themep. 224
Explore Themes in Historical Fictionp. 224
Summaryp. 224
Booklistp. 225
Biographyp. 231
Defining Biographyp. 233
Biography in Children's Livesp. 233
Criteria for Evaluating Biographiesp. 234
Accuracyp. 234
Social Details: Setting and Plotp. 235
Portrayal of the Subjectp. 236
Compare Biographies About One Personp. 237
Stylep. 237
Themep. 237
Illustrationsp. 237
A Close Look at Lincoln: A Photobiographyp. 237
Profile: Russell Freedmanp. 238
A Close Look at Martin Luther Kingp. 239
Exploring Biography Chronologicallyp. 240
Prehistoric Times Through the American Revolutionp. 240
Study the Biography of a Biographerp. 240
The Revolutionary War Periodp. 241
The Civil War and Life on the Frontierp. 241
Immigration, World War I, and the Great Depressionp. 242
World War II and Its Aftermathp. 242
Help Write the Memoirs of an Older Friend or Family Memberp. 242
The 1950s to the Presentp. 243
Biography in the Classroomp. 244
Building a Biography Collectionp. 244
Organizing Biography by Themep. 244
Who Becomes a Biographical Subject?p. 244
Summaryp. 245
Booklistp. 246
Nonfictionp. 257
Defining Nonfictionp. 253
Nonfiction in Children's Livesp. 253
Make an Alphabet Book on the Topic of Studyp. 254
Criteria for Evaluating Nonfictionp. 254
Accuracyp. 255
Profile: Seymour Simonp. 255
Organizationp. 256
Designp. 256
Stylep. 257
A Close Look at Shipwreck at the Bottom of the Worldp. 258
Nonfiction Across the Curriculump. 259
Sciencep. 259
Social Studiesp. 260
Mathematicsp. 261
Language Studyp. 262
The Artsp. 262
Read First, Write Laterp. 263
Nonfiction in the Classroomp. 263
Develop Class Expertsp. 264
Learning to Read Criticallyp. 264
Compare Genres as Information Sourcesp. 265
Summaryp. 265
Booklistp. 266
Building a Culturally Diverse Literature Collectionp. 273
Defining Culturally Diverse Literaturep. 275
Celebrate Your Cultural Heritagep. 276
Cultural Diverse Literature in Children's Livesp. 277
Find Cultural Similarities and Differencesp. 277
Criteria for Evaluating Culturally Diverse Literaturep. 277
Literature from Parallel Culturesp. 279
African-American Literaturep. 279
Profile: The Pinkney Familyp. 280
Asian-American Literaturep. 282
Latino Literaturep. 283
Native American Literaturep. 284
International Literaturep. 286
Discover Common Folkloric Elements Across Culturesp. 286
Culturally Diverse Literature in the Classroomp. 287
Teaching for Diversityp. 287
Study a Regional Culturep. 288
Summaryp. 289
Booklistp. 289
Children and Books
Developing Responsive Readersp. 303
A Transactional View of Readingp. 306
Efferent and Aesthetic Readingp. 306
Response to Literaturep. 308
Profile: Louise Rosenblattp. 314
Helping Children Grow as Responsive Readersp. 315
Time and Choicep. 317
Reading Aloudp. 318
Supporting Children's Growing Literary Understandingp. 320
Questions to Ask Yourself While Readingp. 321
Activities to Help Children Connect with Booksp. 322
Creative Ways to Share Booksp. 324
Book Buddiesp. 324
Using Choral Speaking to Explore Poetryp. 326
Art Activities for Responsep. 329
Summaryp. 330
Booklistp. 330
Literature-Based Instruction in Preschool and Primary Gradesp. 333
A Literature-Based Literacy Curriculump. 335
Ways to Explore Literaturep. 336
Create a Primary-Grade Classroom Libraryp. 337
Using Literature with Emergent and
Beginning Readersp. 337
Picture Booksp. 337
Patterned, Predictable Textsp. 338
Transitional Books and Beginning Chapter Booksp. 340
Use Chapter Books to Support Children's Development as Readersp. 340
Media Adaptations of Children's Booksp. 340
Using Literature to Integrate the Classroomp. 341
Select Media for Your Classroomp. 341
Literature Study with Primary-Grade Readersp. 343
Study the Life and Work of an Author or Illustratorp. 344
Assessmentp. 345
Keep Recordsp. 345
Summaryp. 345
Literature-Based Instruction in Intermediate Grades and Middle Schoolp. 347
Reading Workshopp. 349
Book Clubp. 349
Create a Classroom Reader's Choice Awardp. 349
Readingp. 350
Writingp. 350
Talking About Text with Peers: The Book Clubp. 350
Community Share: Whole-Class Interactionsp. 350
Opportunities for Instructionp. 351
Exploring the Civil War Through Book Clubp. 351
The Booksp. 351
Whole-Class Lessons and Activitiesp. 351
Writing Promptsp. 352
Culminating and Extension Activitiesp. 354
Using Literature to Transform Curriculump. 355
Connecting Literature Study and Writingp. 357
Working with Poetryp. 358
Assessmentp. 359
Summaryp. 359
Selected Children's and Young Adult Book Awardsp. 361
American Library Association Awardsp. 361
The John Newbery Medal and Honor Booksp. 361
The Randolph Caldecott Medal and Honor Booksp. 367
The Coretta Scott King Award and Honor Booksp. 373
The Pura Belpre Award and Honor Booksp. 377
The Robert F. Sibert Awardp. 377
The Laura Ingalls Wilder Awardp. 378
The Margaret A. Edwards Awardp. 378
The Michael L. Printz Awardp. 378
National Council of Teachers of English Awardsp. 378
The Award for Excellence in Poetry for Childrenp. 378
The Orbis Pictus Award and Honor Booksp. 379
International Reading Association Awardsp. 380
The IRA Children's Book Awardp. 380
The Lee Bennett Hopkins/IRA Promising Poet Awardp. 382
International Awardsp. 382
The Library Association Carnegie Medallistsp. 382
The Hans Christian Andersen Awardp. 383
The Mildred L. Batchelder Awardp. 384
Other Awardsp. 385
The Ezra Jack Keats Awardp. 385
The Boston Globe-Horn Book Awardp. 385
The Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Awardp. 389
Resourcesp. 390
Book Selection Aidsp. 390
Reference Books About Authors and Illustratorsp. 391
Periodicals About Children's Literaturep. 392
Publishers' Addressesp. 394
Children's Magazines and Newspapersp. 397
The History of Children's Literaturep. 400
The Evolution of Childhoodp. 400
Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Children's Literaturep. 400
Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Children's Literaturep. 401
Nineteenth-Century Children's Literaturep. 403
Twentieth-Century Children's Literaturep. 407
Glossary of Literary Termsp. 409
Professional Referencesp. 470
Children's Literature Referencesp. 475
Text Creditsp. 484
Illustration Creditsp. 485
Author and Title Indexp. 489
Subject Indexp. 527
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