ERIC Number: ED450403
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Choosing Books for Children, Ages 8 to 11.
Smith, Carl B.
This book is part of a series that helps parents choose books for their children and talk with them about books in ways that actively engage children with the meaning on the printed page. The introduction, "Getting Started," notes that it is important for parents to continue sharing books with their children at this age. The first chapter, "Reading and Sharing with Children, Ages 8 & 9," offers guidelines for reading aloud and for book-sharing conversations, and discusses read-aloud strategies and conversation starters. The next chapter, "Choosing Books for Children, Ages 8 & 9," suggests and describes 17 books that match the developmental characteristics of readers at this age. It organizes them according to getting your child's attention, sharing with other children, identifying with characters, and reading favorite authors. The following chapter, "Reading and Sharing with Children, Ages 10 & 11," discusses read-aloud strategies and conversation starters. It is followed by "Choosing Books for Children, Ages 10 & 11," which suggests and describes 30 books that meet children's developmental needs and that might fit their new, broadening interests. The next chapter describes 15 books on sensitive issues. A Conclusion reviews the most important points. (SR)
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Family Literacy, Parent Child Relationship, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Material Selection, Reading Materials
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Indiana University, 2805 E. 10th Street, Suite 140, Bloomington, IN 47408-2698; Web site: http://eric.indiana.edu/.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.; Family Learning Association, Bloomington, IN.
Note: For related books in the series, see CE 217 447-450.