ERIC Number: ED300759
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Nov-10
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I Have Come Home To Tell You the Truth.
This keynote speech reflects on the experiences of the Horn Book Magazine's editor-in-chief during the 20 years following her graduation from Indiana University. Ten qualities which are important in selecting books to read aloud to children are outlined in the speech. They include: (1) strong plot lines; (2) characters with whom children can identify; (3) characters who must make a moral choice; (4) ambiguity about what is happening in the plot or to a character; (5) books that tie into something other than the reading curriculum; and (6) books easily adapted for writing exercises. A list of the speaker's 25 favorite books for kindergarten through grade 8 is included. (MM)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Language Arts, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Instruction, Reading Material Selection
Horn Book Magazine, 31 St. James Ave., Boston, MA 02116 (free).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Keynote address presented at the Fall Language Arts Conference (Bloomington, IN, November 10, 1988).