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Essentials of Children's Literature

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780205335930

ISBN10:
0205335934
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2002
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

The sixth edition "Essentials of Children's Literature" offers a concise, straightforward presentation of children's literature that engages students and motivates them to share literature with children. Written with a comprehensive, "facts-only" approach, this lucid resource offers an abundance of examples to illustrate how to use children's literature in the classroom.

Table of Contents

Feature: Milestones xiv
Preface xv
PART ONE CHILDREN AND LITERATURE
Learning about Children and Their Literature
1(20)
Definition of Children's Literature
2(1)
Content
2(1)
Quality
2(1)
The Personal Value of Literature to Children
3(2)
Enjoyment
3(1)
Imagination and Inspiration
3(1)
Vicarious Experience
4(1)
Understanding and Empathy
4(1)
Heritage
4(1)
Moral Reasoning
4(1)
Literary and Artistic Preferences
4(1)
The Academic Value of Literature to Children
5(3)
Reading
5(1)
Writing
5(2)
Content Area Subjects
7(1)
Art Appreciation
7(1)
Approaches to Studying and Interpreting Literature
8(1)
Choosing Books for Children
9(1)
Know the Child
9(1)
Know the Books
9(1)
Consider the Mode of Delivery
10(1)
Reliable Sources for Book Titles
10(2)
Literature for the Developing Child
12(3)
Ages 0 to 2
12(1)
Ages 2 to 4
12(1)
Ages 4 to 7
13(1)
Ages 7 to 9
14(1)
Ages 9 to 12
14(1)
Children's Reading Preferences
15(1)
Children's Reading Interests
16(2)
Trends in Children's Literature
18(1)
References
19(2)
Learning about Books
21(16)
Elements of Fiction
22(6)
Plot
22(2)
Characters
24(2)
Setting
26(1)
Theme
26(1)
Style
27(1)
Visual Elements
28(2)
Line
29(1)
Color
29(1)
Shape
29(1)
Texture
30(1)
Composition
30(1)
Artistic Styles
30(1)
Artistic Media
31(1)
Book Format
32(2)
Balance and Variety in Book Selections
34(1)
Categories of Literature
35(1)
References
36(1)
PART TWO CATEGORIES OF LITERATURE
Poetry and Plays
37(35)
Section One: Poetry
38(1)
Definition and Description
38(1)
Types of Poetry Books
38(2)
Mother Goose and Nursery Rhyme Books
39(1)
Nursery and Folk Songbooks
39(1)
Anthologies of Poetry
39(1)
Specialized Poetry Books
39(1)
Single Illustrated Poems
40(1)
Elements of Poetry
40(2)
Evaluation and Selection of Poetry
42(2)
Children's Poetry Preferences
43(1)
Historical Overview of Poetry
44(2)
Poetry Types and Forms
46(4)
Poetry in the Classroom
50(5)
Students' Listening to and Saying Poems
50(3)
Students' Reading and Writing Poems
53(2)
Section Two: Plays
55(1)
Definition and Description
56(1)
Evaluation and Selection of Plays
57(2)
Historical Overview of Plays
59(1)
Types of Plays
60(1)
References
61(1)
Notable Poets and Playwrights
62(1)
Recommended Poetry Books
63(7)
Recommended Books of Plays
70(2)
Picture Books
72(25)
Definition and Description
73(1)
Evaluation and Selection of Picture Books
73(2)
Historical Overview of Picture Books
75(1)
Types of Picture Books
76(5)
Baby Books
76(2)
Interactive Books
78(1)
Toy Books
78(1)
Wordless Books
78(1)
Alphabet Books
79(1)
Counting Books
79(1)
Concept Books
79(1)
Pattern Books
80(1)
Picture Storybooks
80(1)
Easy-to-Read Books
80(1)
Picture Books for Older Readers
80(1)
Transitional Books
81(1)
References
81(1)
Notable Authors and Illustrators of Picture Books
82(1)
Recommended Picture Books
83(14)
Traditional Literature
97(17)
Definition and Description
98(1)
Evaluation and Selection of Traditional Literature
98(1)
Historical Overview of Traditional Literature
99(3)
Types of Traditional Literature
102(4)
Myths
103(1)
Epics
103(1)
Legends and Tall Tales
103(1)
Folktales
104(1)
Fables
105(1)
Religious Stories
105(1)
References
106(1)
Notable Retellers and Illustrators of Traditional Literature
106(1)
Recommended Traditional Literature
107(7)
Modern Fantasy
114(17)
Definition and Description
115(1)
Evaluation and Selection of Modern Fantasy
115(1)
Historical Overview of Modern Fantasy
116(2)
Types of Modern Fantasy
118(6)
Modern Folktales
120(1)
Animal Fantasy
120(1)
Personified Toys and Objects
121(1)
Unusual Characters and Strange Situations
121(1)
Worlds of Little People
121(1)
Supernatural Events and Mystery Fantasy
122(1)
Historical Fantasy
122(1)
Quest Stories
122(1)
Science Fiction and Science Fantasy
123(1)
References
124(1)
Notable Authors of Modern Fantasy
124(1)
Recommended Modern Fantasy Books
125(6)
Realistic Fiction
131(20)
Definition and Description
132(1)
Evaluation and Selection of Realistic Fiction
133(2)
Historical Overview of Realistic Fiction
135(3)
Types of Realistic Fiction
138(3)
Families
138(1)
Peers
138(1)
Mental, Physical, and Behavioral Challenges
139(1)
Cultural Diversity
139(1)
Animals
140(1)
Sports
140(1)
Mysteries
140(1)
Moral Choices
140(1)
Romance and Sexuality
140(1)
Rites of Passage
141(1)
Adventure and Survival
141(1)
References
141(1)
Notable Authors of Realistic Fiction
141(1)
Recommended Realistic Fiction Books
142(9)
Historical Fiction
151(17)
Definition and Description
152(1)
Evaluation and Selection of Historical Fiction
152(2)
Early Books and Trends in Historical Fiction
154(1)
Topics in Historical Fiction
155(5)
Themes in Historical Fiction
157(1)
Periods of History in Fiction
158(2)
References
160(1)
Notable Authors of Historical Fiction
160(1)
Recommended Historical Fiction Books
161(7)
Nonfiction: Biography and Informational Books
168(21)
Definition and Description
169(1)
Evaluation and Selection of Nonfiction
170(2)
Historical Overview of Nonfiction
172(2)
Types of Biographies
174(2)
Authentic Biography
174(1)
Fictionalized Biography
175(1)
Biographical Fiction
176(1)
Topics of Informational Books
176(2)
Biological Science
176(1)
Physical Science
177(1)
Social Science
177(1)
Applied Science
177(1)
Humanities
178(1)
References
178(1)
Notable Authors of Nonfiction
178(1)
Recommended Nonfiction Books
179(10)
Multicultural and International Literature
189(37)
Section One: Multicultural Literature
190(1)
Definition and Description
190(1)
Values of Multicultural Literature for Children
190(1)
Evaluation and Selection of Multicultural Literature
191(2)
Historical Overview of Multicultural Literature
193(2)
Types of Multicultural Literature
195(4)
African-American Literature
195(2)
Asian-American Literature
197(1)
Latino-American Literature
198(1)
Jewish-American Literature
198(1)
Native-American Literature
199(1)
Section Two: International Literature
199(1)
Definition and Description
199(1)
Values of International Literature for Children
200(1)
Evaluation and Selection of International Literature
201(2)
Historical Overview of International Literature
203(2)
International Books by World Regions
205(2)
References
207(1)
Notable Authors and Illustrators of Multicultural Literature
207(2)
Notable Authors, Illustrators, and Translators of International Literature
209(1)
Recommended Multicultural Books
210(8)
Recommended International Books
218(8)
PART THREE LITERATURE IN THE SCHOOL
Planning the Literature Curriculum
226(29)
The Literature Curriculum
227(1)
Organizing the Literature Curriculum
227(3)
Genre
227(1)
Author or Illustrator
227(1)
Literary Element and Device
228(1)
Notable Book
229(1)
Theme or Topic
229(1)
Developing the Literature Curriculum
230(7)
Designing a Classroom Environment
230(1)
Building a Classroom Library Collection
231(1)
Outlining a Year-Long Literature Curriculum
232(3)
Fleshing Out the Units of Study
235(2)
Literature in the Reading Program
237(4)
Literature-Based Reading
238(1)
Basal Reading Program Supplemented by Children's Literature
239(2)
Evaluating the Literature Program
241(5)
Observation and Assessment of Student Learning
241(5)
Implementing a Schoolwide Curriculum in Literature
246(4)
The Library Media Center
247(1)
Book Clubs
247(1)
Bookfairs and School Bookstores
248(1)
Parent Involvement
248(1)
Guest Authors and Illustrators
249(1)
Local Public Library
249(1)
First Amendment Rights of Children
250(3)
Teaching the First Amendment
251(2)
References
253(2)
Developing Teaching Strategies
255(26)
Experiencing Literature
256(10)
Reading Aloud by Teachers
256(4)
Silent Reading by Students
260(1)
Booktalks
261(1)
Storytelling
262(1)
Shared Reading
263(1)
Literature across the Curriculum
264(1)
Bibliotherapy
265(1)
Audiotapes, Videotapes, and CD-ROM Storybooks
266(1)
Responding to Literature
266(13)
Oral Response
267(6)
Written Response
273(2)
Graphic Arts Response
275(4)
References
279(2)
Appendix A Children's Book Awards 281(38)
Appendix B Professional Resources 319(12)
Appendix C Children's Magazines 331(4)
Appendix D Short Story Collections 335(4)
Appendix E Transitional Books 339(2)
Credits and Acknowledgments 341(2)
Index to Children's Books and Authors 343(46)
Subject Index 389


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