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Growing up With Literature

Growing up With Literature - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0766803695

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ISBN13: 978-0766803695
ISBN10: 0766803694
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Publisher: Delmar Publications
Published: 2000
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Growing up With Literature - 3RD 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0766803695

Walter Sawyer

ISBN13: 978-0766803695
ISBN10: 0766803694
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 00
Publisher: Delmar Publications

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

This focused, must-have text provides early childhood instructors and students with a comprehensive understanding of children's literature and how to use it effectively with young children from birth to age eight. It clearly explains the importance of introducing books to young children, how to plan successful literacy experiences, how to get children excited about literature, and how to select the best literature. Users of this comprehensive text will become experts at storytelling, addressing the concerns of young children, and involving parents in the literacy development process. This text is unlike others of its kind!

  • "Tips for Teachers" provides practical hands-on activities and strategies for using literature with children
  • 100 New titles of contemporary children's books added to keep users abreast of today's titles that will become the classics of tomorrow
  • New appendix provides a list of the best read-aloud books ever written arranged by topic
  • Updated media chapter reflects exploding revolution in information technology
  • Thematic unit on bears for preschoolers includes book titles, activities, song, poems, and parent activities appropriate for young children and their families
  • List of top ten websites pinpoints the best in picture book related material on the Internet
  • Chapter on bibliotherapy responds to the concerns of children

Author Bio

Sawyer, Walter : Russell Sage College

Walter Sawyer is a graduate of Siena College, Assumption College, and the State University of New York at Albany. He holds BA, MA, and EdD degrees. He is certified in and has worked at all levels of education from nursery school through graduate school. Currently he is an administrator for the Waterford-Halfmoon School District in upstate New York and teaches graduate courses in writing and reading at Russell Sage College in Troy, New York. He has been an active member at all levels of the International Reading Association, and is past president of a local area reading council.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition.
About the Illustrator.



WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT LITERATURE?

The Magic of Reading.
The Value of Literature.
Emerging Literacy and Literature.
Summary.
Questions for Thought and Discussion.
Children's Books Cited.
Selected References.

PLANNING FOR SUCCESS:

Creating a Good Environment for Infants.
Practical Considerations for Reading Areas.
Putting it All Together.
Summary.
Questions for Thought and Discussion.
Children's Books Cited.
Selected References.

CHOOSING THE BEST LITERATURE:

How to Begin.
Aspects of Good Children's Literature.
Presentation.
Summary.
Questions for Thought and Discussion.
Children's Books Cited.
Selected References.

USING VARIOUS TYPES OF LITERATURE:

Fingerplays/Chants/Rhymes.
Mother Goose Tales/Nursery Rhymes.
Fables/Folk Tales/Fairy Tales.
Picture Books/Wordless Picture Books.
Concept Books.
Fiction/Realistic Fiction/Fantasy Fiction.
Nonfiction/Informational Books.
Poetry.
Awards and Prizes in Children's Literature.
Summary.
Questions for Thought and Discussion.
Children's Books Cited.
Selected References.

MAGIC MOTIVATIONS:

Capturing the Attention of Children.
Identifying Possible Problems.
Smooth Transitions.
A Healthy Environment.
Summary.
Questions for Thought and Discussion.
Children's Books Cited.
Selected References.

HOW MANY WAYS CAN A STORY BE TOLD?

Reading Aloud.
Storytelling.
Flannel Board Stories.
Theatrical Storytelling.
Children as Authors, Storytellers, and Illustrators.
Summary.
Questions for Thought and Discussion.
Children's Books Cited.
Selected References.

INTEGRATING LITERATURE INTO THE CURRICULUM:

Webs as Organizational Tools.
Themes for Developing Webs.
Literature Use in the Integrated Units.
Summary.
Questions for Thought and Discussion.
Children's Books Cited.
Selected References.

BIBLIOTHERAPY: USING TO HEAL:

Understanding Bibliotherapy.
Benefits of Bibliotherapy.
Using Bibliotherapy.
Addressing the Concerns of Children.
Summary.
Questions for Thought and Discussion.
Children's Books Cited.
Selected References.

USING COMMERCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL MEDIA:

Media and Literature.
Television: Seeing the World From A Chair.
Audiovisual Materials.
Magazines and Newspapers.
Computers and Software.
Summary.
Questions for Thought and Discussion.
Children's Books Cited.
Selected References.

INVOLVING THE COMMUNITY:

Places to Go: Exploring the Community.
People to See.
Summary.
Questions for Thought and Discussion.
Children's Books Cited.
Selected References.


Appendices.
Author Index.
Subject Index.

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