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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: PEARSON
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The goal of the fourth edition of Children's Literature: Discovery for a Lifetime is to help teachers, librarians, and parents infuse literature into children's lives and to promote a lifelong interest in books. The theme is "literature for a lifetime." Some of the key elements of this text are to help educators select books that will enhance children's learning and development, implement literature in the classroom that will support the curriculum and meet established standards, identify books children will respond to, share literature that will stimulate their responses, infuse literature into elementary classrooms and homes, choose appropriate literature for English Language Learners, and enhance literature experiences with the computer and the Internet.

Table of Contents

1.        Introduction to Children's Literature

2.        Understanding Literature

3.        Issues Relating to Literature for Children and Young Adults

4.        Picture Books: Visual and Verbal Art

5.        Poetry for Every Child

6.        Traditional Literature: Stories Old and New

7.        Modern Fantasy: Today's Magic

8.        People Now: Contemporary Realistic Fiction

9.        People Then: Historical Fiction

10.    Truth is Stranger than Fiction: Nonficiton

11.    Biography: Fascinating Real Life

12.    Literature about Children with Real-Life Challenges

13.    Literature about Children in Many Cultures

14.    Oral and Silent Literature

15.    Engaging with and Responding to Children's Literature

16.    Unit Studies: Learning with Literature

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