Literature for Young Children : Supporting Emergent Literacy, Ages 0-8

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-06-17
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Literature for Young Children: Supporting Emergent Literacy, Ages 0-8, 6/e is written for early childhood teachers and childcare professionals to help them learn to recognize high-quality children's literature and effectively use it to support emerging literacy development in preschool and primary-age children. It not only exposes the literary merits of eary childhood literature, but also explains how to use children's literature as a teaching tool, offering a myriad of developmentally appropriate strategies for sharing literature with young children.

Author Biography

    Joan Glazer is Professor Emerita of Education at Rhode Island College, where she teaches courses in children's literature, language arts, and reading.  She has taught at the elementary school level, served as a Head Start supervisor, and worked as an educational consultant for numerous school districts.  She spent the 2002-2003 academic year in Norway as a Fulbright Scholar, visiting more than 60 schools to present teacher workshops and demonstration lessons focusing on American Studies.  She is a past president of the United States Board on Books for Young People, a past Executive Committee member of the International Board on Books for Young People, and is the current president of the board that oversees the publication of Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature.  Dr. Glazer has been honored with the Distinguished Teacher Award from the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development at Rhode Island College, was the first holder of the Thorp Professorship for Scholarship, and has received the school's Award for Service.

    Cyndi Giorgis is an Associate Professor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas where she teaches courses in children's and young adult literature.  She is a former elementary classroom teacher and school librarian.  She has served on both the Newberry and Caldecott Award committees and is a former co-editor of The Reading Teacher's Children's Books review column.  She is currently the co-editor of the Journal of Children's Literature.  Dr. Giorgis was elected to the board of the Children's Literature Assembly and the Children's Literature Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association.  She has served on the National Council of Teachers of English Notable Books in the Language Arts committee, IRA's Notable Books for a Global Society, and was a regional coordinator for IRA's Teachers' Choices.  She has published numerous articles in professional journals and has presented at national and international conferences on reader response, art, and design of picture books, and integrating literature into the elementary and secondary curriculum.  Dr. Giorgis is a recipient of the International Reading Association's Arbuthnot Award for Outstanding Professor of Children's and Young Adult Literature.

Table of Contents

Defining Literature for Children
The Range of Literature
Children's Preferences in Literature
Evaluating Literature for Children
Evaluating Fiction
Evaluating Nonfiction
Evaluating Poetry
Evaluating Illustrations
Evaluating Interactive
Literature on CD-ROM
Sharing Literature
Reading Aloud
Sharing Literature through Media
Helping Others Share Literature
The Literature Curriculum
Developing the Imagination
Promoting Positive Attitudes
Grouping Books for Instructions
Using Literature Across the Curriculum
Supporting Children's Language Development
Language Development in Young Children
Goals for Teaching and Learning
Opportunities Books Offer
Supporting Children's Intellectual Development
Intellectual Development in Young Children
Goals for Teaching
Opportunities Books Offer
Supporting Children's Personality Development
Personality Development in Young Children
Goals for Teaching
Opportunities Books Offer
Supporting Children's Social and Moral Development
Social and Moral Development in Young Children
Goals for Teaching
Opportunities Books Offer
Supporting Children's Aesthetic and Creative Development
Aesthetic and Creative Development in Young Children
Goals for Teaching
Opportunities Books Offer
Planning Your Program
Seeing the Possibilities
Selecting Activities
Recognizing the Larger Context
Evaluating Your Literature Program
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