ERIC Number: ED447331
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Tales That Teach: Children's Literature and Service Learning. Linking Learning with Life.
Weatherford, Carol G.
This guide takes illustrated children's literature into the world of service learning (positing that when these two are joined, learning opportunities open up) and suggests how teachers can enhance students' service learning experiences with children's literature. Topics covered in the nine short sections of the guide include telling stories, the power of children's literature, from womb to tomb (how stories affect readers or listeners at various ages), learning about service learning, tales for preparation, tales for action, tales for reflection, tales for celebration, and tales for everyone. The guide also contains a list of 27 references for the stories discussed, an annotated bibliography of 27 additional books, and a list of 5 resource organizations. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, Influences, Picture Books, Postsecondary Education, Service Learning, Story Reading, Story Telling, Student Participation, Student Volunteers, Teaching Methods, Volunteer Training
National Dropout Prevention Center, College of Health, Education, and Human Development, Clemson University, 209 Martin Street, Clemson, SC 29631-1555, Tel: 864-656-2599, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web site: http://www.dropoutprevention.org ($6).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Corporation for National Service.
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia.; National Dropout Prevention Center, Clemson, SC.
Note: Funded by a Fund for the Advancement of Service Learning grant.