ERIC Number: ED358219
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-May
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Developing Resiliency through Children's Literature: A Guide for Teachers and Librarians, K-8.
Cecil, Nancy L.; Roberts, Patricia L.
An annotated bibliography of helpful tools is presented that will aid teachers and librarians in using children's literature as a vehicle to foster resilience. Research on at-risk children indicates that some succeed in spite of childhood traumas and difficult home environments. Carefully chosen children's literature can provide fictional dilemmas that allow children to exercise the problem-solving skills necessary for facing frustrating and difficult situations in real life. The first two sections contain short summaries of selected books that feature main characters who are survivors. These sections are subdivided by age and literary genre. The final section contains a wealth of ideas, activities, and discussion questions for a selected few of the titles previously summarized. Teachers may use these mini-units and models in the classroom. Including entries in the Extended Activities Units section, the book highlights 251 titles. (SLD)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Annotated Bibliographies, Child Development, Children, Childrens Literature, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, High Risk Students, Instructional Materials, Librarians, Personality Traits, Problem Solving, Resource Materials
McFarland & Company, Inc., Box 611, Jefferson, NC 28640 ($24.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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