Children's Literature in the Elementary School

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  • Copyright: 2003-03-01
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
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Table of Contents

Learning About Books and Childrenp. 3
Valuing Literature for Childrenp. 4
Knowing Children's Literaturep. 6
Guidelines for Selection of Materialp. 37
Understanding Children's Response to Literaturep. 52
Reading Interests and Preferencesp. 54
Growth Patterns That Influence Responsep. 61
Response in the Classroomp. 72
The Changing World of Children's Booksp. 106
Early Beginnings: The Middle Agesp. 109
Children's Books: Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuriesp. 112
Children's Literature: The Nineteenth Centuryp. 118
Children's Literature: The Twentieth Centuryp. 133
Recent Trends in Children's Booksp. 152
Knowing Children's Literaturep. 171
Books to Begin onp. 172
Developing Initial Literacyp. 173
Babies' First Booksp. 175
Toy Booksp. 179
Finger Rhymes and Nursery Songsp. 180
Mother Goosep. 184
Alphabet Booksp. 195
Counting Booksp. 202
Concept Booksp. 204
Wordless Booksp. 211
Books About the Common Experiences of the Young Childp. 214
Books for the Beginning Readerp. 218
Picture Storybooksp. 238
The Picture Storybook Definedp. 240
The Art and Artists of Picture Storybooksp. 241
The Language of Picture Storybooksp. 263
The Content of Picture Storybooksp. 266
Themes and Subjects in Picture Storybooksp. 270
Traditional Literaturep. 306
A Perspective on Traditional Literaturep. 307
Folktalesp. 311
Fablesp. 362
Mythsp. 364
Epic and Legendary Heroesp. 371
The Bible as Literaturep. 375
Modern Fantasyp. 392
Fantasy for Today's Childp. 394
Modern Fairy Talesp. 397
Modern Fantasyp. 400
Science Fictionp. 435
Poetryp. 450
The Meaning of Poetryp. 452
Selecting Poetry for Childrenp. 468
Sharing Poetry with Childrenp. 496
Contemporary Realistic Fictionp. 526
Realism in Contemporary Children's Literaturep. 527
Becoming One's Own Personp. 533
Coping with Problems of the Human Conditionp. 556
Living in a Diverse Worldp. 567
Popular Types of Realistic Fictionp. 578
Historical Fiction and Biographyp. 598
Historical Fictionp. 599
Biographyp. 634
Informational Booksp. 658
Trends in Informational Booksp. 660
Criteria for Evaluating Informational Booksp. 663
Types of Informational Booksp. 677
Using Literature Across the Curriculump. 688
Developing a Literature Programp. 705
Planning the Literature Programp. 706
Purposes of the Literature Programp. 708
Different Plans for Literature Programsp. 712
Components of a Literature Programp. 717
Sharing Literature with Childrenp. 720
Providing Time to Read Booksp. 727
Talking About Books with Childrenp. 729
Literature and the Writing Programp. 732
Guiding In-Depth Study of Booksp. 735
The School and the Communityp. 750
Extending and Evaluating Children's Understanding of Literaturep. 768
Active Learning in the Classroomp. 770
Exploring Literature Through Art and Mediap. 770
Making Thingsp. 778
Singing and Movement in the Classroomp. 784
Connecting Literature and Lifep. 786
Extending Literature Through Dramap. 788
Writing from Children's Booksp. 794
Evaluation and Assessmentp. 811
Appendix A: Children's Book Awardsp. 831
Appendix B: Book Selection Aidsp. 842
Appendix C: Publishers' Addressesp. 853
Indexesp. I-1
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