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Essentials of Children's Literature

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Edition:
5th
ISBN13:

9780205420155

ISBN10:
020542015X
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2005
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

Features
Excellent Books to Read Aloud
xvii
Milestones
xvii
Notable Authors and Illustrators
xviii
Using Literature across the Curriculum
xviii
Preface xix
PART I CHILDREN AND LITERATURE 1(40)
1 Learning about Children and Their Literature
2(22)
Definition of Children's Literature
3(1)
Content
3(1)
Quality
3(1)
The Personal Value of Literature to Children
4(2)
Enjoyment
4(1)
Imagination and Inspiration
4(1)
Vicarious Experience
4(1)
Understanding and Empathy
5(1)
Heritage
5(1)
Moral Reasoning
5(1)
Literary and Artistic Preferences
5(1)
The Academic Value of Literature to Children
6(4)
Reading
6(1)
Writing
7(1)
Content Area Subjects
8(1)
Art Appreciation
9(1)
Approaches to Studying and Interpreting Literature
10(1)
Choosing Books for Children
10(3)
Know the Child
11(1)
Know the Books
11(1)
Know the Reading Process
12(1)
Consider the Mode of Delivery
13(1)
Reliable Sources for Book Titles
13(3)
Literature for the Developing Child
16(3)
Ages 0 to 2
16(1)
Ages 2 to 4
16(1)
Ages 4 to 7
17(1)
Ages 7 to 9
17(1)
Ages 9 to 12
18(1)
Children's Reading Preferences
19(1)
Children's Reading Interests
19(2)
Trends in Children's Literature
21(1)
References
22(2)
2 Learning about Books
24(19)
Elements of Fiction
25(6)
Plot
25(2)
Characters
27(2)
Setting
29(1)
Theme
29(1)
Style
30(1)
Visual Elements
31(2)
Line
32(1)
Color
32(1)
Shape
32(1)
Texture
33(1)
Composition
33(1)
Artistic Styles
33(1)
Artistic Media
34(1)
Book Format
35(2)
Balance and Variety in Book Selections
37(2)
References
39(2)
PART II CATEGORIES OF LITERATURE 41(176)
3 Poetry and Plays
43(32)
SECTION ONE: Poetry
44(17)
Definition and Description
44(1)
Types of Poetry Books
44(1)
Mother Goose and Nursery Rhyme Books
45(1)
Nursery and Folk Songbooks
45(1)
Anthologies of Poetry
45(1)
Specialized Poetry Books
45(1)
Single Illustrated Poems
46(1)
Elements of Poetry
46(2)
Evaluation and Selection of Poetry
48(1)
Children's Poetry Preferences
49(1)
Historical Overview of Poetry
50(2)
Poetry Types and Forms
52(4)
Poetry in the Classroom
56(1)
Students' Listening to and Saying Poems
56(1)
Students' Reading and Writing Poems
59(2)
SECTION TWO: Plays
61(14)
Definition and Description
61(1)
Evaluation and Selection of Plays
62(2)
Historical Overview of Plays
64(1)
Types of Plays
65(1)
References
65(3)
Recommended Poetry Books
68(4)
Recommended Books of Plays
72(3)
4 Picture Books
75(23)
Definition and Description
76(1)
Evaluation and Selection of Picture Books
76(1)
Observing the Role of Illustrations in Picture Books
77(1)
Historical Overview of Picture Books
78(2)
Types of Picture Books
80(5)
Baby Books
80(1)
Interactive Books
81(1)
Toy Books
81(1)
Wordless Books
81(1)
Alphabet Books
81(1)
Counting Books
82(1)
Concept Books
82(1)
Pattern Books
82(1)
Picture Storybooks
83(1)
Easy-to-Read Books
83(1)
Picture Books for Older Readers
83(1)
Graphic Novels
84(1)
Transitional Books
84(1)
References
85(2)
Recommended Picture Books
87(11)
5 Traditional Literature
98(17)
Definition and Description
99(1)
Evaluation and Selection of Traditional Literature
99(1)
Historical Overview of Traditional Literature
100(1)
Types of Traditional Literature
101(6)
Myths
101(1)
Epics
102(1)
Legends and Tall Tales
103(1)
Folktales
103(1)
Fables
104(1)
Religious Stories
104(3)
References
107(1)
Recommended Traditional Literature
107(8)
6 Modern Fantasy
115(15)
Definition and Description
116(1)
Evaluation and Selection of Modern Fantasy
116(1)
Historical Overview of Modern Fantasy
117(2)
Types of Modern Fantasy
119(5)
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)
Recommended Modern Fantasy Books
125(5)
7 Realistic Fiction
130(16)
Definition and Description
131(1)
Evaluation and Selection of Realistic Fiction
131(1)
Historical Overview of Realistic Fiction
132(3)
Types of Realistic Fiction
135(3)
Families
135(1)
Peers
135(1)
Special Challenges
136(1)
Cultural Diversity
136(1)
Animals
136(1)
Sports
137(1)
Mysteries
137(1)
Moral Choices
137(1)
Romance and Sexuality
137(1)
Rites of Passage
137(1)
Adventure and Survival
138(1)
References
138(1)
Recommended Realistic Fiction Books
138(8)
8 Historical Fiction
146(17)
Definition and Description
147(1)
Evaluation and Selection of Historical Fiction
147(2)
Early Books and Trends in Historical Fiction
149(1)
Topics in Historical Fiction
150(5)
Themes in Historical Fiction
150(1)
Periods of History in Fiction
150(5)
References
155(1)
Recommended Historical Fiction Books
156(7)
9 Nonfiction: Biography and Informational Books
163(21)
Definition and Description
164(1)
Elements of Nonfiction
164(1)
Structure
164(1)
Theme
165(1)
Style
165(1)
Reading Nonfiction
165(2)
Formats of Nonfiction Books
167(1)
Evaluation and Selection of Nonfiction
167(2)
Historical Overview of Nonfiction
169(2)
Types of Biographies
171(1)
Authentic Biography
171(1)
Fictionalized Biography
171(1)
Biographical Fiction
171(1)
Topics of Informational Books
172(3)
Biological Science
172(1)
Physical Science
173(1)
Social Science
173(1)
Applied Science
173(1)
Humanities
173(2)
References
175(1)
Recommended Nonfiction Books
175(9)
10 Multicultural and International Literature
184(33)
SECTION ONE: Multicultural Literature
185(10)
Definition and Description
185(1)
Values of Multicultural Literature for Children
185(1)
Evaluation and Selection of Multicultural Literature
186(2)
Historical Overview of Multicultural Literature
188(2)
Types of Multicultural Literature
190(1)
African-American Literature
190(1)
Asian-American Literature
192(1)
Jewish Literature
193(1)
Latino Literature
193(1)
Native-American Literature
194(1)
SECTION TWO: International Literature
195(24)
Definition and Description
195(1)
Values of International Literature for Children
195(1)
Evaluation and Selection of International Literature
196(2)
Historical Overview of International Literature
198(2)
International Books by World Regions
200(1)
References
201(2)
Recommended Multicultural Books
203(8)
Recommended International Books
211(6)
PART III LITERATURE IN THE SCHOOL 217(60)
11 Planning the Curriculum
218(31)
Defining the Literature Curriculum
219(1)
Organizing the Literature Curriculum
219(3)
Genre
219(1)
Author or Illustrator
219(1)
Literary Element and Device
220(1)
Notable Book
221(1)
Theme or Topic
221(1)
Developing the Literature Curriculum
222(8)
Designing a Classroom Environment
222(1)
Building a Classroom Library Collection
223(1)
Outlining a Yearlong Literature Curriculum
224(3)
Fleshing Out the Units of Study
227(3)
Literature in the Reading Program
230(4)
Basal Reading Program Supplemented by Children's Literature
231(1)
Literature-Based Reading
232(2)
Evaluating the Literature Program
234(5)
Observation and Assessment of Student Learning
234(2)
Observation and Assessment of Teacher Effectiveness
236(3)
Implementing a Schoolwide Curriculum in Literature
239(3)
The Library Media Center
240(1)
Book Clubs
240(1)
Bookfairs
240(1)
Parent Involvement
241(1)
Guest Authors and Illustrators
241(1)
Local Public Library
242(1)
Censorship, Selection, and First Amendment Rights
242(4)
Dealing with Censorship Attempts
243(1)
Teaching the First Amendment
244(2)
References
246(3)
12 Developing Teaching Strategies
249(28)
Experiencing Literature
250(9)
Reading Aloud by Teachers
250(2)
Silent Reading by Students
252(1)
Booktalks
253(1)
Storytelling
254(1)
Shared Reading
255(1)
Literature across the Curriculum
256(2)
Audiotapes, Videotapes, and CD-ROM Storybooks
258(1)
Bibliotherapy
259(1)
Responding to Literature
259(16)
Book Discussions
259(2)
Creative Drama
261(1)
Readers' Theatre
262(3)
Story Tellings and Retellings
265(1)
Written Expression
266(1)
Literary Works as Writing Models
266(2)
Traditional Book Reports
268(2)
Pictures and Collages
270(1)
Murals
271(1)
Roller Movies
271(1)
Dioramas and Displays
272(1)
Books and Big Books
272(1)
Newspapers and Newsletters
273(1)
Time Lines, Maps, Diagrams, and Charts
273(1)
Jackdaws
274(1)
Bulletin Boards
274(1)
References
275(2)
APPENDIX A Children's Book Awards 277(38)
APPENDIX B Professional Resources 315(9)
APPENDIX C Children's Magazines 324(3)
APPENDIX D Short Story Collections 327(3)
APPENDIX E Transitional Books 330(3)
CREDITS AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 333(2)
INDEX TO CHILDREN'S BOOKS AND AUTHORS 335(42)
SUBJECT INDEX 377


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