A Celebration of Literature and Response Children, Books, and Teachers in K-8 Classrooms

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-08-31
  • Publisher: Pearson

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This engaging book applies reader response theory to children's literature methods to help new and experienced teachers best involve kindergarteners through eighth graders in literature and literacy. Authentic student responses open chapters, book clusters and the accompanying CD database of children's literature provide guidance for involving students with literature, and Literature Resources on the Web guide users to lesson plans, standards, author interviews, projects, and other Internet resources to enrich teaching.For teachers of Children's Literature.

Table of Contents

Celebrating Literature, Response, and Teaching
Literature, Teaching, and Reader Response: Balancing Books and Readers in the Classroom
Reader Response to Literature: From Rosenblatt's Theory to Research to Classroom Practice
Celebrating Literature
The Art of the Picture Book: The Blending Illustration and Text
Traditional Tales and Modern Fantasy: The Domain of Imagination
Poetry: The Power and Pleasure of Language
Realistic and Historical Fiction: The Boundary of Reality
Biography and Informational Books: The Realm of Nonfiction
Multicultural and International Literature: Appreciating Cultural and Global Diversity
Celebrating Response Connections
Talking About Books: From Oral Response to Literature Conversations
Literature Response Journals: Written Reflections during Reading
Literature as a Model for Writing: Apprenticing the Author's Craft
Drama, Art, and Music: Expressive Arts as Response
Response to Nonfiction: Blending Efferent and Aesthetic Response
Celebrating Intertextual and Interdisciplinary Connections
Interdisciplinary and Intertextual Connections: Response through Literature Clusters, Theme Explorations, and Twin Texts/Technology
Celebrating Response Growth Through Assessment
Documenting Response to Literature: Authentic Perspectives
Children's Book Awards and Recognition
Professional Resources
Children's Literature
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