ERIC Number: ED346468
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Using Nonfiction Trade Books in the Elementary Classroom: From Ants to Zeppelins.
Freeman, Evelyn B., Ed.; Person, Diane Goetz, Ed.
Intended primarily for classroom teachers, this book discusses the genre of nonfiction, the link between nonfiction and elementary curriculum, and specific ways to integrate nonfiction into the elementary classroom. The book's 16 essays and their authors are as follows: (1) "Fact or Fiction?" (Russell Freedman); (2) "The Evolution of a Science Writer" (Patricia Lauber); (3) "The Rise and Fall and Rise of Juvenile Nonfiction, 1961-1988" (James Cross Giblin); (4) "The Nonfiction Scene: What's Happening?" (Barbara Elleman); (5) "Trends and Evaluative Criteria of Informational Books for Children" (Frances Smardo Dowd); (6) "The Voice of Learning: Teacher, Child, and Text" (Bette Bosma); (7) "On the Road to Literacy: Pathways through Science Trade Books" (Marjorie Slavick Frank); (8)"Windows through Time: Literature of the Social Studies" (Diane Goetz Person and Bernice E. Cullinan); (9) "Reading Aloud and Responding to Nonfiction: Let's Talk about It" (Sylvia M. Vardell and Kathleen A. Copeland); (10) "Reading and Writing Connection: Supporting Content-Area Literacy through Nonfiction Trade Books" (Rosemary A. Salesi); (11) "Invite Children to Respond Using the Fine Arts" (Patricia Grasty Gaines); (12) "Nonfiction Books in the Primary Classroom: Soaring with the Swans" (Peter Roop); (13) "Get Real, Teacher! What Happens When At-Risk Middle-School Readers Become Involved with Nonfiction" (Nancy DeVries Guth); (14) "Using a Nonfiction Author Study in the Classroom" (Judith W. Keck); (15) "Using Informational Books to Develop Reference Skills" (M. Jean Greenlaw); and (16) "Putting It All Together: Theme Teaching with Nonfiction Books" (Evelyn B. Freeman). Appendixes list reference works cited, children's books cited, nonfiction book awards, and sources for nonfiction book titles. (SR)
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Elementary Education, Fine Arts, High Risk Students, Literary Genres, Nonfiction, Publishing Industry, Reading Material Selection, Reading Writing Relationship, Science Instruction, Social Studies, Thematic Approach
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801 (Stock No. 18119-0015; $8.95 members, $11.95 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.