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ERIC Number: EJ782180
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1542-4715
Teaching with Books That Heal
Kolencik, Patricia; Bernadowski, Carianne
Library Media Connection, v26 n4 p28-30 Jan 2008
Bullying. Death. Disabilities. Peer acceptance. Cultural differences. Adoption. Sibling rivalry... These are some of the unfortunate realities and personal challenges that children experience and must deal with on a daily basis. Library media specialists are frequently asked to suggest books teachers can use to give children insight into significant life events, such as the death of a family member. This article suggests "Teaching with Books that Heal: Authentic Literature and Literacy Strategies to Help Children Cope with Everyday Problems" (Linworth, 2007) as a book that provides stimulating, pedagogically sound, standards-based lessons for collaboration between elementary librarians and teachers that could be used to smooth troubled classroom relations and events. The article presents a sample lesson from one of the book's chapters on death of a family member. In addition to this book, the article presents an annotated bibliography that address students' concerns in the areas of bullying, peer acceptance, accepting differences, and death of a family member.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Language: English
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