ERIC Number: ED308542
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Using Literature in the Elementary Classroom. Revised and Enlarged Edition.
Stewig, John Warren, Ed.; Sebesta, Sam Leaton, Ed.
This collection of seven essays focuses on the wealth of language learning possibilities that open up when teachers surround children with attractive and well-written books and know how to use them in imaginative ways. It reflects the current movement in elementary education toward child-centered teaching and integrating the language arts. Essays consist of: (1) "Reading to Learn about the Nature of Language" (A. Barbara Pilon); (2) "Using Picture Books for Reading Vocabulary Development" (Alden J. Moe); (3) "The Tradebook as an Instructional Tool: Strategies in Approaching Literature" (Helen Felsenthal); (4) "Book Illustration: Key to Visual and Oral Literacy" (John Warren Stewig); (5) "Reading Leads to Writing" (Richard G. Kolczynski); (6) "Creative Drama and Story Comprehension" (Mary Jett-Simpson); and (7) "Literature across the Curriculum" (Sam Leaton Sebesta). (MM)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Creative Dramatics, Elementary Education, Illustrations, Language Arts, Picture Books, Reading Instruction, Reading Writing Relationship, Teaching Methods
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801 (Stock No. 56185-3020; $6.75 member, $8.95 nonmember).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.