ERIC Number: ED444149
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Best Books for Building Literacy for Elementary School Children.
Gunning, Thomas G.
This book arranges more than 900 children's books, both fiction and nonfiction, by school grade (one through six) and by difficulty level (easy, average, challenging), enabling teachers, librarians, and parents to have an extensive bibliography of interesting and worthwhile books for every child's interests and reading abilities. The book lists and annotates a variety of books from children's literature, collections of jokes and riddles, poetry collections, informational books, activity and how-to books, and biographies, and it includes bibliographic citations and teaching suggestions. Chapters are: (1) Children's Books in the Elementary School; (2) Motivating Reading; (3) Using Children's Books in the Reading Program; (4) Matching Students with Books; and (5) Annotated Listing of Best Books for Building Literacy for Elementary School Children. (Contains 23 references and author, title, subject, and skills indices. An appendix contains addresses of publishers.) (EF)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Literacy, Reading Ability, Reading Instruction, Reading Materials, Reading Motivation, Reading Programs
Allyn & Bacon, 160 Gould St., Needham Heights, MA 02494 ($26.00). Web site: http://www.abacon.com.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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