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Johnson, Nancy J.; Koss, Melanie D.; Martinez, Miriam – Reading Teacher, 2018
This article seeks to complicate the understanding of Bishop's (1990) metaphor of mirrors, windows, and sliding glass doors, with particular emphasis on sliding glass doors and the emotional connections needed for readers to move through them. The authors begin by examining the importance of the reader and the characters he or she meets. Next, the…
Descriptors: Reading Processes, Figurative Language, Reading Instruction, Emotional Response
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Koss, Melanie D.; Johnson, Nancy J.; Martinez, Miriam – Journal of Children's Literature, 2018
The Randolph Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). Charged with identifying and honoring the most distinguished American picturebooks annually, the ALSC Board of Directors first awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1938. This article presents a…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Picture Books, Diversity, Content Analysis
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Koss, Melanie D.; Martinez, Miriam; Johnson, Nancy J. – Reading Teacher, 2016
We examined representations of main characters in Caldecott Award winner and honor books over the past 25 years. Each book containing a human main character was coded for the following features: culture/ethnicity, gender, age, place where character lives, time period in which the character lives, disability, religion, socioeconomic status, and…
Descriptors: Bibliometrics, Awards, Childrens Literature, Disproportionate Representation
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Giorgis, Cyndi; Johnson, Nancy J. – Reading Teacher, 2003
Celebrates the power of literature and the joy it brings to readers' lives. Presents annotations of 30 children's books (most published in 2002 or 2003) that can be experienced orally, aurally, visually, dramatically, emotionally, and responsively. (SG)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Elementary Secondary Education, Literature Appreciation, Reading Instruction
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Giorgis, Cyndi; Johnson, Nancy J. – Reading Teacher, 2003
Notes that literature about people from the past allows readers to experience vicariously another time and place. Proposes that readers might discover that the actions of people in the past or present may influence the future. Presents annotations of 30 children's books which deal with special characters of the past or present in the categories of…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Characterization, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education
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Giorgis, Cyndi; Johnson, Nancy J. – Reading Teacher, 2003
Explores children's books that serve as bridges for readers: bridges across places, time periods, cultures, generations, belief systems, and forms of expression. Annotates 31 books. (PM)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Beliefs, Childrens Literature, Culture
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Johnson, Nancy J.; Giorgis, Cyndi – Reading Teacher, 2003
Presents annotations of 32 works of children's literature that invite consideration of the wondrous possibilities of literature in the reading curriculum--from reading aloud to time set aside for independent reading, from focused instruction using paired and shared reading to engagement through book discussions, and from using literature to learn…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Curriculum Development, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Johnson, Nancy J.; Giorgis, Cyndi – Reading Teacher, 2003
Notes the ability to imagine is considered the gift of authors and illustrators whose books inspire readers. Highlights 38 works of children's literature that show how imagination can inform and excite both readers and characters. Concludes that through creative envisioning, poets, authors, and llustrators propel readers to relate the familiar to…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Characterization, Childrens Literature, Imagination
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Johnson, Nancy J.; Giorgis, Cyndi – Reading Teacher, 2003
Discusses Linda Sue Park, the 2002 Newbery Medal winner, and includes excerpts of an interview with her. Notes that her diverse writing career began at an early age. Discusses writing Korean "historicals" and researching her other books. Identifies mentors as an important characteristic of both her life and work. (PM)
Descriptors: Asian History, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Interviews
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Giorgis, Cyndi; Johnson, Nancy J. – Reading Teacher, 2003
Discusses David Wiesner, the 2002 Caldecott Medal Winner, and includes excerpts of an interview with him. Notes that Wiesner's books appeal to the imagination and often use art elements such as scale. Details the winning book, "The Three Pigs." (PM)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Fantasy, Imagination
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Johnson, Nancy J.; Giorgis, Cyndi – Reading Teacher, 2002
Invites readers to extend the metaphor of roots and flowers to include all relationships--from those we are born into to those we choose. Considers that all relationships involve give and take, with some resulting in warm feelings and understanding, and others ending up frayed and worn thin. Presents annotations of 30 works of children's…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Reading Material Selection
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Giorgis, Cyndi; Johnson, Nancy J. – Reading Teacher, 2002
Presents annotations of 29 children's books that provide multiple perspectives that range from the viewpoint of the character to stories from a culture, information garnered from extensive research, insights from history, and interpretations of art. (RS)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Art Appreciation, Characterization, Childrens Literature
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Giorgis, Cyndi; Johnson, Nancy J. – Reading Teacher, 2002
Presents annotations of 30 works of children's literature that support the topic of technology and its influences on readers' daily lives. Notes some stories tell about a time when simple tools enabled individuals to accomplish tasks, and others feature visionaries who used technology to create buildings, bridges, roads, and inventions. Considers…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education
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Johnson, Nancy J.; Giorgis, Cyndi – Reading Teacher, 2002
Honors the pleasures of childhood as depicted in literature written especially for children. Presents annotations of 32 titles incorporating ideas such as: readers as investigators, characters as detectives, characters readers, fun and games, and tickling the funny bone. (SG)
Descriptors: Children, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Literature Appreciation
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Johnson, Nancy J.; Giorgis, Cyndi – Reading Teacher, 2002
Discusses 30 books that reflect the heart and soul of school--children, teachers, and principals. Organizes the categories by grade-level groupings, relationships with teachers and principals, and universal school experiences. (SG)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Elementary Education, Principals, Reading Material Selection
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