Literature Lures

Author: Nancy Polette
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563089527
Format: PDF
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This is the tool teachers have been waiting for to explore important themes and to motivate students to become involved in the literature experience. Each title was carefully chosen using as criteria the quality of the writing, the importance of its message, and how easily it could serve as a springboard to junior novels that explore the same theme. Grades 6-10.

Children s Literature in Action A Librarian s Guide 2nd Edition

Author: Sylvia M. Vardell
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610695615
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Looking for a practitioner-oriented intro to literature for children ages 5–12? This book covers the latest trends, titles, and tools for choosing the best books and materials as well as for planning fun and effective programs and activities. • Includes recommendations and evaluations of digital eBooks, apps, and audiobooks as well as print titles, providing full coverage of the range of materials for children today • Features short essays by top authors and practitioners in the field to give readers expert opinions and guidance • Provides author comments, collaborative activities, featured books, special topics and programs, selected awards and celebrations, historical connections, recommended resources, issues for discussion, relevant professional standards, and assignment suggestions within each chapter • Addresses the most recent professional and curricular standards for elementary school students—a key element of today's education assessment standards

Teaching Economic Concepts with Picture Books and Junior Novels

Author: Nancy J. Polette
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610695038
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Using quality literature to introduce younger students to economic terms and concepts is an engaging and effective teaching method. This book demonstrates how. • Supplies an appealing and highly effective way to enrich the social studies curriculum • Presents discussion questions applicable to public library storytimes • Provides grade-level appropriate activities and reproducibles in a ready-to-use format that saves teachers and librarians time • Recommends titles that are easily available

Integrating Literature in the Content Areas Enhancing Adolescent Learning and Literacy

Author: Sharon Kane
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351813382
Format: PDF, ePub
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This practical, accessible resource will help future and practicing teachers integrate literature into their middle school or high school classrooms, while also addressing content area standards and improving the literacy skills of their students. Two introductory chapters are followed by five chapters that each cover a different genre: Chapter 3, Informational Books; Chapter 4, Fiction; Chapter 5, Biography, Autobiography, and Memoir; Chapter 6, Poetry; and Chapter 7, How-to and Hands-on Books. Each genre chapter consists of four parts: Part 1: Discusses the genre and how content area teachers can use books within that genre to further content learning and enhance literacy skills. Part 2: Offers hands-on instructional strategies and activities using literature, with activities for use in a variety of disciplines. Part 3: Presents individual author studies (three or four per chapter) with bibliographies and guidelines for using the authors' books in content area courses. Part 4: Features an annotated bibliography of specially selected children and young adult literature for that genre, organized by content area. The annotations provide information about the book, which can be used to prepare booktalks, and teaching ideas for using in a specific content area. Altogether these sections contain more than 600 annotated entries tabbed by subject area, including art, English/language arts, languages and culture, math and technology, music, PE/health, science, and social studies/history.

Critical Approaches to Young Adult Literature

Author: Kathy Howard Latrobe
Publisher: Neal Schuman Pub
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Explores various facets of creating a vibrant YA reading community such as inquiry-based learning, promoting and motivating reading, collection management, understanding multiple intelligences, accepting diverse beliefs, and acting as a change agent to name a few.