Children's Literature in the Elementary School with Free Database CD-ROM and LitLinks Activitiy Book

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Copyright: 2002-02-27
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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This classic text shows readers how children's literature can capture the attention of K-8 students and foster a lifelong love of reading. It is the standard work in the field. The text covers learning about children's literature, understanding children's responses to literature, the history of children's literature, picture books and all the genres (beginning books, fantasy, poetry, realistic fiction, historical fiction, biography, and informational books), planning the literature program, and extending and evaluating children's understandings of literature.

Table of Contents

Part I: Learning About Books and Children

Chapter 1: Knowing Childrens Literature

Chapter 2: Understanding Childrens Responses to Literature

Chapter 3: The Changing World of Childrens Books

Part II: Exploring Childrens Literature

Chapter 4: Books to Begin On

Chapter 5: Picture Books

Chapter 6: Traditional Literature

Chapter 7: Modern Fantasy

Chapter 8: Poetry

Chapter 9: Contemporary Realistic Fiction

Chapter 10: Historical Fiction

Chapter 11: Nonfiction Books

Chapter 12: Biography

Part III: Developing a Literature Program

Chapter 13: Planning the Literature Program


A: Children's Book Awards

B: Book Selection Aids

C: Publishers' Addresses

Name Index

Subject Index

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