ERIC Number: ED457118
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Character Education Using Children's Literature: Wisconsin's Standards of the Heart.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Developing standards of the heart means becoming a caring, contributing, productive, and responsible member of society. It includes being successful in school; making responsible decisions; caring about others; contributing to society; developing social and personal skills, such as problem solving, accepting various perspectives, and setting and attaining goals; and developing a core set of common values. This guide is intended to be a resource for parents and educators to use in choosing quality children's literature that exemplifies positive character development. The guide is divided into these sections: "Introduction" ("A Definition of Standards of the Heart"; "Fostering Standards of the Heart in the English/Language Arts Curriculum"; "Planning for Language Arts Instruction";"Best Practices in Reading and Literature"; "Teaching and Planning for a Reading Task"); "Standards of the Heart: A Bibliography of Literature for Children and Young Adults" ("Introduction"; "Promote Core Values"; "Safe School Environment"; "Family and Community Involvement"; "Address Societal Issues"; "Develop Positive Relationships"; "Engage Students' Minds"; "Set High Expectations"); and "Sample Teaching-Learning Strategies" ("Introduction"; "Teaching-Learning Strategy: Identify Core Values"; "Teaching-Learning Strategy: Explore Value Conflicts"; Teaching-Learning Strategy: Explore Feelings and Develop Empathy"; "Teaching-Learning Strategy: Examine Cultural Norms"). (Contains 3 appendices: "The Importance of a District Selection Policy"; "Annual List of Children's and Young Adults' Literature: Awards and Distinctions"; and "Resources for Identifying Books for Use in the Classroom.") (BT)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Arts, Learning Strategies, Public Schools, Social Studies, State Standards, Student Development
Publication Sales, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Drawer 179, Milwaukee, WI 53293-0179. Tel: 800-243-8782 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.dpi.state.wi.us/pubsales.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin