ERIC Number: ED554313
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
How to Select Books for Teaching to Children: Taking a Critical Look at Books through a Pedagogical Lens
Weih, Timothy G.
The purpose of this paper is to guide the process of selecting meaningful books to use in pre-K-6 classrooms. With thousands of children's books being published each year, it is difficult for teachers to select which ones hold the most potential to inspire students towards a life time of reading pleasure and purpose. This paper outlines selection criteria and provides lesson examples grounded within past and current pedagogical research. The paper includes the following appendices: (1) Teaching the Book: K is for Kissing a Cool Kangaroo. Andreae, G. (2002); (2) Teaching the Book: Way Out in the Desert. Marsh, T. J., & Ward, J. (1998); (3) Teaching the Book: Runaway Pumpkin. Lewis, K. (2003); (4) Teaching the Book: I Survived: The Nazi Invasion, 1944. Tarshis, L. (2014); (5) Teaching the Book: The Nine Lives of Travis Keating Maclean, J. (2008); and (6) Teaching the Book: Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn by Herge (/erg/) pen name of Gorges Remi, Brussels, Belgium (1943c).
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Reading Material Selection, Selection Criteria, Demonstrations (Educational), Lesson Plans, Elementary Education, Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Reading Fluency, Access to Information, Evaluation Methods, Instructional Material Evaluation, Nonfiction, Fiction
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A