Unique in its coverage of contemporary American children's literature, this timely, single-volume reference covers the books our children are--or should be--reading now, from board books to young adult novels. Enriched with dozens of color illustrations and the voices of authors and illustrators themselves, it is a cornucopia of delight. 23 color, 153 b&w illustrations.
Help children learn coping skills through literature! This book answers the often repeated question: Is there a children's book I can read in my classroom to give children insight into significant life events? Literature ideas and activities help students cope with real-life situations, such as bullying, that interfere with school. This book will assist educators in guiding and nurturing children's special issues and concerns with outstanding, ready-to-go reading and writing lessons. This professional resource for K-6 educators and parents uses literature with identifiable characters to help children who are facing challenges in their lives. Like bullying, peer acceptance, peer pressure, and being different, as well as family situations such as death, divorce, adoption, and sibling rivalry.
This book's 50-plus lessons-each based on a different picture book or story-will help classroom teachers build a foundation for teaching math, science, and social studies concepts to their students. Each lesson uses children's literature to make challenging, abstract concepts relevant to children's lives, inviting them to learn these concepts while responding to a story's illustrations, theme, characters, and plot. The lessons also demonstrate how teachers can use children's literature to meet national standards in math, science, and social studies. Chapters 1 through 5 set the stage for using picture books, discussing the effective, imaginative integration of literature into the classroom. Teachers will learn to create an environment that ensures that when children and books come together, the experience is enjoyable and thought provoking. Chapters 6 through 9 provide individual lessons, by grade level, with detailed activities based on specific books.
Inviting multiple ways of critically engaging with literature, this text offers a fresh perspective on how to integrate children’s literature into and across the curriculum in effective, purposeful ways. Structured around three "mantras" that build on each other—Enjoy; Dig deeply; Take action—the book is rich with real examples of teachers implementing critical pedagogy. The materials and practical strategies focus on issues that impact children’s lives, building from students’ personal experiences and cultural knowledge to using language to question the everyday world, analyze popular culture and media, understand how power relationships are socially constructed, and consider actions that can be taken to promote social justice. Written for teachers and teacher educators, each chapter opens with three elements that are closely linked: classroom vignettes showcasing the use of literature and inviting conversation; three key principles elaborating the main theme of the chapter and connecting theory with practice; and related research on the topics and their importance for curriculum. Other chapter features include key issues in implementation, suggestions for working with linguistically and culturally diverse students, alternative approaches to assessment, and suggestions for further reading. A companion website to enrich and extend the text includes an annotated bibliography of literature selections, suggested text sets, resources by chapter, and ideas for professional development. Changes in the Second Edition: Voices from the Field vignettes include examples from inspiring educators who use trade books to promote critical thinking and diversity Updated chapters include information on new technology and electronic resources New references in the principles sections and new resources for further study New children’s books added throughout the chapters as well as to the companion website
It is a place where ogres and wizards live in enchanted forests. It is also the home of editors, publishers, art directors, and marketers. It is the world of children's book publishing. For writers who hope to have their stories published, though, it has always been one of the most confusing places to navigate -- until now. Based on a career of two decades, award-winning writer Liza N. Burby has put together a complete guide to making the right children's book publisher say yes. "How to Publish Your Children's Book" starts off by helping you define your book's category, audience, and marketplace so that you know exactly where your book "fits in." Following this, you are guided in choosing the best publishing companies for your book, and writing a winning submission package. Then the Square One System tells you exactly how to submit your package so that you optimize success, while minimizing your time, cost, and effort. Also included is a special section on contracts that will turn legalese into plain English, allowing you to be a savvy player in the contract game. Most important, this book will help you avoid the common errors that so often prevent writers from reaching their goal. Throughout each chapter, you will find practical tips and advice from experienced editors and publishers, as well as insights from popular children's authors such as Jane Yolen and Johanna Hurwitz. Whether you're just thinking about writing a children's book or you are a published author, you're sure to find "How to Publish Your Children's Book" a solid reference you can turn to time and time again.
Category: Children's literature in science education
If you like the popular?Teaching Science Through Trade Books? columns in NSTA?s journal Science and Children, or if you?ve become enamored of the award-winning Picture-Perfect Science Lessons series, you?ll love this new collection. It?s based on the same time-saving concept: By using children?s books to pique students? interest, you can combine science teaching with reading instruction in an engaging and effective way.
Karen Tankersley examines the various types of questions that routinely appear on national and state assessments and offers guidelines on how to create daily lessons that encourage students to practice the skills and demonstrate the knowledge they'll need to use on high-stakes tests.
This book is the first comprehensive investigation of interlanguage pragmatic issues in a primary school context that is based on both primary school teachers’ statements on their own teaching realities, views and preferences, and a thorough investigation of materials used by teachers and recommended by teacher educators in the state the primary schools are located in. It offers a contrastive analysis of primary school learners acquiring English in a typical English as a foreign language school context and their age peers in the same state that are exposed to English in a school immersion context. This book will be of interest to scholars, researchers, educators in higher education that focus on English language teaching, second language acquisition and applied linguistics. It is also intended for students who are planning to become primary school teachers of English as a foreign language.
Lesson planning in line with the new Primary National Curriculum! Phonics is taught every day in primary schools across England. It is fully embedded in the National Curriculum and is a huge part of teaching children to read. How do you ensure that you understand both what and how to teach? How do you separate good phonics teaching from the many phonics schemes that are used? What does a good phonics lesson look like? This text provides exemplar lessons in phonics and supports you to teach tricky words, alternative spellings, and pronunciation as well as addressing other phonics teaching challenges. It explores the most popular phonics schemes and shows you how good phonics teaching works across schemes. The adaptable and inspired lesson plans included, highlight how phonics teaching can be fun, offering ideas for teaching phonics outdoors, whole class phonics teaching and nonsense words. Did you know that this book is part of the Lessons in Teaching series? WHAT IS THE LESSONS IN TEACHING SERIES? Suitable for any teacher at any stage of their career, the books in this series are packed with great ideas for teaching engaging, outstanding lessons in your primary classroom. The Companion Website accompanying the series includes extra resources including tips, lesson starters, videos and Pinterest boards. Visit www.sagepub.co.uk/lessonsinteaching Books in this series: Lessons in Teaching Grammar in Primary Schools, Lessons in Teaching Computing in Primary Schools, Lessons in Teaching Number and Place Value in Primary Schools, Lessons in Teaching Reading Comprehension in Primary Schools, Lesson in Teaching Phonics in Primary Schools