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Exploring Children's Literature

Exploring Children's Literature

  • Author: Nikki Gamble,Sally Yates
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446242757
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 224
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This book is based on the belief that deep subject knowledge of language and literature provides a foundation for effective teaching and learning. It provides a comprehensive guide to the range of genres and characteristic features of English language fiction written for children. It will help readers to: o develop their understanding of literature within social, cultural and political reading practices o extend their knowledge of language features and conventions of different genres o develop skills in analytical and critical reading. The scope of the first edition has been expanded from solely fiction to cover a range of contemporary literature, including poetry, plays and picture books. The case study material, investigative activities and practical exercises promote an active approach to learning. The second edition focuses on a range of fiction relevant to the National Curriculum for England and the National Literacy Strategy. It provides examples from a range of world literature written in English. Examples from work in translation are also included. It also addresses the requirements of the primary curriculum for ITT English. This book is essential reading for student teachers on PGCE, and undergraduate teacher education courses, and for teachers undertaking CPD in English, literacy or children's literature. It provides useful support material for language coordinators, SCITT coordinators and literacy consultants.

Exploring Children's Literature

Exploring Children's Literature

Teaching the Language and Reading of Fiction

  • Author: Nikki Gamble,Sally Yates
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761940463
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 194
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This book is based on the belief that deep subject knowledge of language and literature provides a foundation for effective teaching and learning.

After Alice

After Alice

Exploring Children's Literature

  • Author: Morag Styles,Eve Bearne,Victor Watson
  • Publisher: London ; New York : Cassell
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 195
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Ethics and Children's Literature

Ethics and Children's Literature

  • Author: Claudia Mills
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317141393
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 278
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Exploring the ethical questions posed by, in, and about children’s literature, this collection examines the way texts intended for children raise questions of value, depict the moral development of their characters, and call into attention shared moral presuppositions. The essays in Part I look at various past attempts at conveying moral messages to children and interrogate their underlying assumptions. What visions of childhood were conveyed by explicit attempts to cultivate specific virtues in children? What unstated cultural assumptions were expressed by growing resistance to didacticism? How should we prepare children to respond to racism in their books and in their society? Part II takes up the ethical orientations of various classic and contemporary texts, including 'prosaic ethics' in the Hundred Acre Wood, moral discernment in Narnia, ethical recognition in the distant worlds traversed by L’Engle, and virtuous transgression in recent Anglo-American children’s literature and in the emerging children’s literature of 1960s Taiwan. Part III’s essays engage in ethical criticism of arguably problematic messages about our relationship to nonhuman animals, about war, and about prejudice. The final section considers how we respond to children’s literature with ethically focused essays exploring a range of ways in which child readers and adult authorities react to children’s literature. Even as children’s literature has evolved in opposition to its origins in didactic Sunday school tracts and moralizing fables, authors, parents, librarians, and scholars remain sensitive to the values conveyed to children through the texts they choose to share with them.

Children's Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Children's Literature: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Kimberley Reynolds
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199560242
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 144
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In this lively discussion Kim Reynolds looks at what children's literature is, why it is interesting, how it contributes to culture, and how it is studied as literature. Providing examples from across history and various types of children's literature, she introduces the key debates, developments, and people involved.

Experiencing Environment and Place through Children's Literature

Experiencing Environment and Place through Children's Literature

  • Author: Amy Cutter-Mackenzie,Phillip Payne,Alan Reid
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 131797946X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 222
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Recent scholarship on children’s literature displays a wide variety of interests in classic and contemporary children’s books. While environmental and ecological concerns have led to an interest in ‘ecocriticism’, as yet there is little on the significance of the ecological imagination and experience to both the authors and readers – young and old – of these texts. This edited collection brings together a set of original international research-based chapters to explore the role of children’s literature in learning about environments and places, with a focus on how children’s literature may inform and enrich our imagination, experiences and responses to environmental challenges and injustice. Contributions from Australia, Canada, USA and UK explore the diverse ways in which children’s literature can provide what are arguably some of the first and possibly most formative engagements that some children might have with ‘nature’. Chapters examine classic and new storybooks, mythic tales, and image-based and/or written texts read at home, in school and in the field. Contributors focus on exploring how children’s literature mediates and informs our imagination and understandings of diverse environments and places, and how it might open our eyes and lives to other presences, understandings and priorities through stories, their telling and re-telling, and their analysis. This book was originally published as a special issue of Environmental Education Research.

Children'S Literature And Computer Based Teaching

Children'S Literature And Computer Based Teaching

  • Author: Unsworth, Len,Thomas, Angela,Simpson, Alyson M.
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • ISBN: 0335216366
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 142
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Provides information on ways to implement lessons and activities in children's literature through information and communications technology.

Exploring the Environment Through Children's Literature

Exploring the Environment Through Children's Literature

An Integrated Approach

  • Author: Carol M. Butzow,John W. Butzow
  • Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
  • ISBN: 9781563086502
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 163
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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).

Children as Readers in Children's Literature

Children as Readers in Children's Literature

The power of texts and the importance of reading

  • Author: Evelyn Arizpe,Vivienne Smith
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317615468
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 140
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We are fascinated by text and we are fascinated by reading. Is this because we are in a time of textual change? Given that young people always seem to be in the vanguard of technological change, questions about what and how they read are the subject of intense debate. Children as Readers in Children’s Literature explores these questions by looking at the literature that is written for children and young people to see what it tells us about them as readers. The contributors to this book are a group of distinguished children’s literature scholars, literacy and media specialists who contemplate the multiple images of children as readers and how they reflect the power and purpose of texts and literacy. Contributors to this wide-ranging text consider: How books shape the readers we become Cognitive and affective responses to representation of books and reading The relationship between love-stories and reading as a cultural activity Reading as ‘Protection and Enlightenment’ Picturebooks as stage sets for acts of reading Readers’ perceptions of a writer This portrayal of books and reading also reveals adults’ beliefs about childhood and literacy and how they are changing. It is a theme of crucial significance in the shaping of future generations of readers given these beliefs influence not only ideas about the teaching of literature but also about the role of digital technologies. This text is a must-read for any individual interested in the importance of keeping literature alive through reading.

The Hidden Adult

The Hidden Adult

Defining Children's Literature

  • Author: Perry Nodelman
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 0801889804
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 390
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Analyzes six popular children's books to define the genre and explains ways that adult experience and expectations can change the meaning of the text.