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Elementary Children's Literature : The Basics for Teachers and Parents

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780321049148

ISBN10:
0321049144
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2002
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon

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Summary

Written in a personable tone, this concise literature methods text is filled with classroom applications and teaching strategies for future teachers and parents of preschool and elementary children. Organized around genres, this student-friendly text presents the basic children's literature course content. Each genre chapter contains extensive up-to-date bibliographies most with annotations of books in print, and a few exceptional out-of-print books, and for each genre, there is a list of evaluation criteria. This exceptional textbook not only includes books about minorities in each chapter but it also features works by minority authors and illustrators. Uniquely, Elementary Children's Literature offers instructional and curriculum tie-ins that are woven within the text and in literature response boxes at strategic places in each chapter. Book illustrations are included at the beginning of each chapter as well as throughout the narrative.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Part One Entering the World of Children's Literature 1(111)
Introduction to the World of Children's Literature
1(19)
Defining Literature for Children
2(2)
The Birth of Modern Children's Literature
4(4)
The Genres of Literature
8(1)
The Dewey Decimal System
9(2)
Fiction
9(1)
Nonfiction
10(1)
Book Formats
11(6)
Picture Books
11(1)
Easy-to-Read Books
12(1)
Illustrated Books
13(1)
Chapter Books
13(1)
Hardcover Books
14(1)
Paperback Books
14(1)
Grocery Store Books
15(1)
Series Books
16(1)
The Value of Children's Literature
17(1)
Children's Books Cited in Chapter 1
18(2)
Finding and Enjoying the Best in Literature
20(24)
Book Awards
21(4)
Newbery Medal
21(1)
Caldecott Medal
21(1)
Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal
22(1)
Hans Christian Andersen Award
22(1)
Coretta Scott King Award
23(1)
Children's Choices and Teachers' Choices
24(1)
Literary Elements
25(9)
Characters
26(1)
Point of View
27(2)
Setting
29(1)
Plot
30(2)
Theme
32(1)
Style and Tone
33(1)
Responding to Literature
34(1)
Reader Response Theory by Gloria Houston
35(3)
Promoting Pleasure or Displeasure
37(1)
Literature Circles
38(1)
Prereading Schema Building
38(4)
The Process of Schema Building
39(1)
Modeling the Process
40(2)
Children's Books Cited in Chapter 2
42(2)
Illustration and Early Childhood Books
44(30)
The Union of Art and Text
45(1)
Visual Elements of Artistic Design
46(2)
Space
46(1)
Line
47(1)
Shape
47(1)
Color
47(1)
Texture
48(1)
Composition
48(1)
Artistic Styles
48(1)
Artistic Media and Techniques
49(3)
Painting
50(1)
Drawing
50(1)
Other Techniques
51(1)
Integrating Art and Literature
52(1)
Evaluating Illustrations
53(1)
Illustrated Books Cited
53(1)
Early Childhood Books
53(20)
Board Books
54(1)
Concept Books
55(11)
Pattern Books
66(2)
Wordless Picture Books
68(4)
Other Kinds of Books
72(1)
Children's Books Cited in This Section
73(1)
Traditional Literature
74(38)
Evaluating Traditional Literature
75(1)
History
75(2)
Characteristics
77(4)
Themes of Traditional Literature
81(1)
Children's Books Cited in Preceding Sections
82(1)
The Subgenres of Traditional Literature
82(25)
Myths
83(3)
Fables
86(2)
Ballads and Folk Songs
88(2)
Legends
90(1)
Tall Tales
91(1)
Fairy Tales or Marchen
92(12)
Traditional Rhymes and Riddles
104(3)
Violence in Traditional Literature
107(1)
Censorship by Jenifer Jasinski Schneider
108(3)
What Is Censorship?
108(2)
Selecting versus Censoring
110(1)
Children's Books Cited in This Section
111(1)
Part Two The Boundless World of Fiction 112(151)
Modern Fantasy
112(36)
Evaluating Modern Fantasy
113(1)
The Beginnings of Fiction and Modern Fantasy
114(3)
Hans Christian Andersen
114(1)
Literary Fairy Tales
115(2)
Types of Fantasy
117(27)
Animal Fantasy
117(1)
Literary Fairy Tale
117(4)
Animated Object Fantasy
121(3)
Human with Fantasy Character
124(1)
Extraordinary Person
125(3)
Enchanted Journey
128(5)
High Fantasy
133(3)
Supernatural Fantasy
136(4)
Science Fiction
140(3)
Unlikely Situation
143(1)
Fantasy Books
144(4)
Animal Fantasy
148(23)
Evaluating Animal Fantasy
150(1)
Milestones in Animal Fantasy
150(4)
1877: Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse by Anna Sewell
150(1)
1894: The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
150(1)
1902: The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
151(1)
1903: The Call of the Wild by Jack London
151(1)
1908: The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
152(1)
1928: Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag
152(1)
1929: Bambi: A Life in the Woods by Felix Salten
152(1)
1939: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Robert L. May
153(1)
1941: Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
153(1)
1942: The Poky Little Puppy by Janette Lowrey
153(1)
1952: Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
154(1)
1957: The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
154(1)
Types of Animal Fantasy
154(13)
Type I: Anthropomorphic Animals in an All-Animal World
154(6)
Type II: Anthropomorphic Animals Coexisting with Humans
160(4)
Type III: Talking Animals in Natural Habitats
164(2)
Type IV: Realistic Animals with Human Thinking Ability
166(1)
Animal Fantasy Books
167(4)
Multicultural Literature
171(31)
Evaluating Multicultural Literature
173(1)
Categories of Multicultural Books
174(2)
Culturally Neutral Books
174(1)
Culturally Generic Books
174(1)
Culturally Specific Books
175(1)
Common Themes
176(1)
Misrepresentation of Culture
177(2)
Children's Books Cited in Preceding Sections
179(1)
African American Literature by Sabrina A. Brinson
179(2)
Children's Books Cited in This Section
181(2)
Asian American Literature
183(5)
Hispanic American Literature
188(3)
Native American Literature
191(3)
Literature of Religious Cultures
194(3)
International Literature
197(4)
Resources
201(1)
Contemporary Realistic Fiction
202(31)
Evaluating Contemporary Fiction
203(1)
Characteristics of Contemporary Realistic Fiction
203(1)
Themes
204(2)
Bibliotherapy by Dan Ouzts
206(2)
The Purpose of Bibliotherapy
206(1)
Guidelines for Using Bibliotherapy
207(1)
Current Trends
208(1)
Socioemotional Therapy
208(1)
Families
208(4)
Traditional Families
209(1)
Nontraditional Families
210(1)
Dysfunctional Families
211(1)
Abandoned Children
211(1)
Friendship
212(2)
Humor
214(2)
Adventure
216(3)
Mystery
219(3)
Social Reality
222(3)
War
222(1)
Homelessness
223(1)
Poverty and Child Labor
223(1)
Gangs and Crime
224(1)
Racism
224(1)
Personal Issues
225(4)
Animals
229(1)
Contemporary Realistic Fiction Books
230(3)
Historical Fiction
233(30)
Evaluating Historical Fiction
234(1)
Characteristics of Historical Fiction
234(1)
Biographical Fiction
235(2)
Researching Historical Fiction
237(1)
Scott O'Dell Award
238(1)
Periods Depicted in Historical Fiction
239(19)
Ancient Times
239(1)
Medieval Times
239(1)
Colonial Times in America
240(4)
Revolutionary Era
244(1)
Early Frontier Era
244(4)
Civil War Era
248(2)
Post-Civil War Frontier Era
250(1)
World War I Era
251(1)
Great Depression Era
252(2)
World War II Era
254(2)
Post-World War II Era
256(1)
Civil Rights Movement
257(1)
Enhancing Curriculum with Historical Fiction
258(2)
Historical Fiction Books
260(3)
Part Three Discovering the World through Nonfiction 263(91)
Biography and Autobiography
263(20)
Evaluating Biography
265(1)
Reading Biographies for Pleasure
266(2)
Types of Biography
268(5)
Authentic Biography
268(4)
Fictionalized Biography
272(1)
Forms of Biography
273(3)
Complete
273(1)
Partial
274(1)
Picture Book Biography
275(1)
Collective
276(1)
Enhancing Curriculum with Biography
276(3)
Biography Books
279(4)
Informational Books
283(20)
Evaluating Informational Books
285(1)
Characteristics of Informational Books
286(1)
The Changing Nature of Informational Books
287(1)
Enhancing Curriculum with Informational Books
288(1)
Building a Foundation for Content Area Reading
289(2)
Graphic Organizers
291(5)
Informational Stories
296(7)
Poetry and Verse
303(20)
Evaluating Poetry and Verse
305(1)
Characteristics of Poetry and Verse
305(2)
Rhythm and Rhyme
305(1)
Language
306(1)
Forms of Poetry
307(3)
Poetry in Our Culture
310(2)
NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children
312(1)
Developing Love (or Hate) for Poetry
313(10)
Ways to Teach Kids to Hate Poetry
313(1)
Ways to Encourage Kids to Love Poetry
314(9)
Tying It Together
323(31)
Reading Aloud to Children
324(4)
Questioning Guidelines
325(1)
Listening-Prediction Activity
325(3)
Sustained Silent Reading
328(1)
Reading Instruction with Trade Books
328(3)
Children's Oral Reading
331(2)
Individual Oral Reading
331(1)
Group Oral Reading
332(1)
Guided Silent Reading
333(4)
Reading-Prediction Activity
333(1)
Directed Reading Activity
334(3)
Implementing a Yearlong Literature Program
337(17)
Organizing Reading Instruction by Genres
337(1)
Organizing Reading Instruction Thematically
338(16)
References 354(5)
Name and Title Index 359(22)
Subject Index 381(4)
Credits 385


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