Exploring the Connection Between Children s Literature and Music

Author: Regina Carlow
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: 9781591584391
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Presents age-appropriate lessons and recommendations for pairing children's books and songs, offers guidance on leading and teaching songs to children, and details how to use chants and poetry to develop motor and language arts skills.

Music in Every Classroom

Author: Jim Douglas
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563086106
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Helps music specialists and nonspecialists identify resources that support the integration of music with core curriculum for kindergarten through eighth grade.

Exploring Children s Literature

Author: Nikki Gamble
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446276465
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book introduces the role of children's literature in promoting reading for pleasure and creating lifelong readers. Focusing on a range of fiction relevant to the National Curriculum, it covers genres such as poetry, non-fiction, traditional stories and picture books. Concepts and terminology are explained through a wide range of examples. This revised edition includes -Investigative activities and practical exercises for personal or classroom use -Examples from world literature and work in translation highlighting the range of diverse material available for teaching inspiration -Coverage of social, cultural and political reading practices to increase understanding of factors that influence children's reading experience -Coverage of disability and equality issues to help inform teaching strategies that overcome barriers to learning. This book is essential for students on PGCE, BEd and BA Education courses, and for teachers undertaking CPD in English, literacy or children's literature. It provides useful support material for language coordinators and literacy consultants, and can be used to support distance-learning, as an aid to self-study, or as a course text.

Children s Literature in the Classroom

Author: Diane M. Barone
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606239406
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Many reading programs today overlook an essential component of literacy instruction—helping children develop an enduring love of reading. This authoritative and accessible guide provides a wealth of ideas for incorporating high-quality children's books of all kinds into K–6 classrooms. Numerous practical strategies are presented for engaging students with picturebooks, fiction, nonfiction, and nontraditional texts. Lively descriptions of recommended books and activities are interspersed with invaluable tips for fitting authentic reading experiences into the busy school day. Every chapter concludes with reflection questions and suggestions for further reading. The volume also features reproducible worksheets and forms.

Exploring the Environment Through Children s Literature

Author: Carol M. Butzow
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563086502
Format: PDF, Mobi
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With the power of stories you can generate student interest in nature and the environment while building skills across the curriculum! Using contemporary and classic children's literature as springboards to learning, this resource offers dozens of stimulating extension activities that engage young learners and teach them important concepts and skills in science, social studies, language, math, music, and art. You'll find puzzles, word searches, suggestions for computer projects, and more for such beloved titles as The Little House, Water Dance, and Brother Eagle, Sister Sky. Many of the activities are presented in reproducible format, so they're ready for the classroom. And lists of resources for further study are given for each book. Grades K - 4: (adaptable to higher levels).

Literature Based Teaching in the Content Areas

Author: Carole Cox
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412974933
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Literature-Based Teaching in the Content Areas: 40 Strategies for K-8 Classrooms is a collection of 40 literature-based strategies to teach Key Stages 1-4 content areas: language arts and reading, social studies, mathematics, science, and the arts. Grounded in theory and research on best practices in each field, the strategies are classroom-tested and classroom-ready, with in-depth descriptions of practical activities. Each strategy describes in detail how to use one or more key books for each of the levels, Key Stage 1-2, Key Stage 3, and Key Stage 4, and also includes extensive book lists for creating classroom text sets. Ideas are also provided to differentiate instruction for English learners and struggling students. The book is full of teaching tools: specific questions and prompts for discussion and writing, graphic organizers and student writing frames, mini-lessons on skills and writing conventions, technology resources, and assessment ideas for each strategy. A teacher can dip into the book and choose a content area, strategy, and books to put to use immediately in the classroom.

Travel On and On

Author: Elisa Macedo Dekaney
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 160709312X
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Travel On and On: Interdisciplinary Lessons on the Music of World Cultures incorporates traditional and newly composed materials, as well as other content area resources, on the music of our global community. It is intended for use in general music classroom and each lesson has an interdisciplinary approach to teaching music.

Developing Arts Loving Readers

Author: Nan McDonald
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 0810843099
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Ten questions, ten chapters, on such subjects as infusing arts into reading and language arts, as well as math, science, and social studies; teaching about artists and their craft; what works, and for whom; and assessment of student learning within integrated arts lessons.

Homespun Gospel

Author: Todd M. Brenneman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199989001
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In popular evangelical literature, God is loving and friendly, described in heartfelt, often saccharine language that evokes nostalgia, comfortable domesticity, and familial love. This emotional style has been widely adopted by the writers most popular among American evangelicals, including such celebrity pastors as Max Lucado, Rick Warren, and Joel Osteen. Todd M. Brenneman provides groundbreaking insight into the phenomenon of evangelical sentimentality: an emotional appeal to readers' feelings about familial relationships, which can in turn be used as the basis for a relationship with God. Brenneman shows how evangelicals use tropes of God as father, human beings as children, and nostalgia for an imagined idyllic home life to provide alternate sources of social authority, intended to help evangelicals survive a culture that is philosophically at odds with conservative Christianity. Yet Brenneman also demonstrates that the sentimental focus on individual emotion and experience can undermine the evangelical agenda. Sentimentality is an effective means of achieving individual conversions, but it also promotes a narcissism that blinds evangelicals to larger social forces and impedes their ability to bring about the change they seek. Homespun Gospel offers a compelling perspective on an unexplored but vital aspect of American evangelical identity.