ERIC Number: ED427285
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
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Reading about Reading: Using Children's Literature To Reflect on Reading.
Holm, Daniel T.
Addressing teacher educators, this paper describes the importance of story as a reflective teaching tool, and provides brief annotations of 11 children's picture books (published between 1989 and 1998) which have reading as a critical story element. The children's picture books listed in this paper can be used to assist teachers in analyzing their views and assumptions of teaching and learning. These books are examples of the important role reading plays in the lives of others. Questions that might be useful to pose when discussing these books include: how is reading portrayed? why is reading important? what theories of reading are suggested by the story? how did the character learn to read? why did they want to read? and how does this story expand our view of literacy? (Contains 13 references to children's literature and 9 references to professional resources.) (RS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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