ERIC Number: ED137820
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
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Word Music & Word Magic: Children's Literature Methods.
Smith, James A.; Park, Dorothy M.
This book is designed to aid students and teachers in developing an understanding of children's literature. Part one deals with establishing a philosophy about literature and the nature of children and also considers creativity and preparing conditions for the teaching of children's literature. Part two is devoted to poetry for children and to people who create children's literature, including classical authors, contemporary authors, classical illustrators, and modern illustrators. Part three discusses developing appreciation for children's literature. Among the techniques suggested for enhancing children's literature are: dramatizations, puppets, felt-o-grams, flannel boards, book reports, box theaters, radio and television programs, peep shows, field trips, and dance interpretation. Children's literature in the curriculum, the school library, and the book fair are also discussed. Part four lists resources for the classroom teacher, including bibliographies and lists of publishers and distributors of all types of media that relate to children's literature. (LL)
Descriptors: Authors, Books, Children, Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Creativity, Elementary Education, Literature Appreciation, Teaching Methods
Allyn and Bacon, Inc., 470 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02210 ($13.95 cloth)
Publication Type: Books
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