ERIC Number: ED488979
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Using Children's Literature in Preschool: Comprehending and Enjoying Books
Morrow, Lesley Mandel; Gambrell, Linda B.
International Reading Association (NJ3)
Build a rich literature environment that will foster preschoolers' reading comprehension. Emphasizing the importance of children's literature in the preschool classroom, this book shows how to effectively read stories to young children and create a classroom literacy center. Teachers will be able to use literature to help preschoolers understand concepts about books, learn within the content areas, and develop reading comprehension. And teachers can strengthen the home-school connection with literature-based activities that parents can use with their children at home. This book contains the following chapters: (1) "Why Children's Literature is Important in Preschool"; (2) "Creating Literacy Centers for Reading and Storytelling"; (3) "Supporting Reading Comprehension: Responding to Books"; (4) "Using Children's Literature Throughout the Preschool Curriculum"; and (5) "Reading With Children at Home". Appended is: (1) Recommended Children's Literature. The following are also included: (1) References; (2) Index; (3) Children's Literature Author Index; (4) Glossary; and (5) Acknowledgments.
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Preschool Curriculum, Childrens Literature, Preschool Children, Family School Relationship, Story Telling, Story Reading
International Reading Association, Headquarters Office, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139. Tel: 800-336-7323 (Toll Free); Fax: 302-731-1057.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Preschool Education
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.