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Martinez, Miriam; Nash, Marcia F. – Language Arts, 1991
Comments on the value of literature in a literature-based Chapter 1 classroom, and suggests types of literature that have been successful in this type of reading program. Reviews 26 trade books which would be useful in Chapter 1 literature-based instruction. (MG)
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Reading Instruction, Reading Materials
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Martinez, Miriam; Nash, Marcia F. – Language Arts, 1992
Focuses on spinoffs and extensions of familiar literature like fairy tales and folk tales to show examples of extended language play. Reviews 25 books and lists 18 additional books in this category. (MG)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education
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Martinez, Miriam; Nash, Marcia F. – Language Arts, 1992
Reviews 7 picture books and 15 chapter books that should appeal to readers in the intermediate grades. Discusses how the skills and interests of readers of this age are changing. (MG)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Intermediate Grades, Picture Books, Reading Attitudes
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Martinez, Miriam; Nash, Marcia F. – Language Arts, 1991
Reviews 31 nonfiction tradebooks that have unusual content or clever formats used by the author or illustrator. (MG)
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Content Area Reading, Elementary Education
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Martinez, Miriam; Nash, Marcia F. – Language Arts, 1991
Reviews 24 children's books and divides them into 3 groups: picture books, story collections, and chapter books. (MG)
Descriptors: Anthologies, Book Reviews, Books, Childrens Literature
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Martinez, Miriam; Nash, Marcia F. – Language Arts, 1991
Reviews 33 children's books which stimulate beginning readers. Divides the books into four categories: books that bridge between oral and written language, predictable books, easy-to-read books, and books of special interest to young children. (MG)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Childrens Literature, Emergent Literacy, Language Acquisition
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Martinez, Miriam; Nash, Marcia F. – Language Arts, 1990
Highlights 34 children's tradebooks as a valuable instructional resource across the curriculum and particularly as a good aid to integrating content area instruction. Identifies four broad themes (growing things, the world around us, animal friends, and who we are, where we've been) and reviews books which reflect those themes. (MG)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Childrens Literature, Content Area Reading, Elementary Education
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Martinez, Miriam; Nash, Marcia F. – Language Arts, 1990
Reviews 17 children's literature trade books which encourage the reader to revel in language via word play, riddles, word study, rhymes, charts, songs, and poetry. (SR)
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Language Acquisition
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Martinez, Miriam; Nash, Marcia F. – Language Arts, 1990
Reviews and annotates 24 children's trade books which have a great deal in common with stories from the oral tradition. Divides the books into categories for younger and older readers. (MG)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Book Reviews, Childrens Literature, Literature Reviews