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Martinez, Miriam; Nash, Marcia F. – Language Arts, 1997
Presents brief annotations of 28 highly recommended children's picture books. (SR)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Picture Books, Reading Material Selection
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Martinez, Miriam; Nash, Marcia F. – Language Arts, 1996
Provides brief descriptions of 27 picture books and chapter books for children, from many genres, which all feature characters on journeys, often momentous ones. (SR)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, Picture Books, Reading Material Selection
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Martinez, Miriam; Nash, Marcia F. – Language Arts, 1997
Provides brief descriptions of 27 children's books that teachers may use in approaching literary study and organizing literature units. Groups the books around literary elements, structures, devices, and genres. (SR)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Literary Devices, Literary Genres
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Martinez, Miriam; Nash, Marcia F. – Language Arts, 1996
Presents brief annotations of 19 children's picture books and 9 chapter books considered by the authors to be too wonderful to miss. (SR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education
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Martinez, Miriam; Nash, Marcia F. – Language Arts, 1995
Presents brief annotations of 14 children's books that take readers beyond their own boundaries to explore other times and other places. (SR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education
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Martinez, Miriam; Nash, Marcia F. – Language Arts, 1995
Highlights 27 books that invite children to write. Organizes them into four types: the predictable story, stories that reflect significant childhood experiences, stories with novel structure or content, and open-ended stories. (SR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education
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Martinez, Miriam; Nash, Marcia F. – Language Arts, 1994
Offers brief descriptions of 24 informational books for children which educate, entertain, and explore the world from a number of different perspectives. Groups books into three broad categories: the natural world around us; people and their endeavors; and other times/other places. (SR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Fiction
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Martinez, Miriam; Nash, Marcia F. – Language Arts, 1995
Offers brief annotations of 23 children's books in which characters read, talk about their reading, or in which the act of reading is important to the story line. (SR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education
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Martinez, Miriam; Nash, Marcia F. – Language Arts, 1994
Offers descriptions and annotations of 23 children's books that tend to move students' talk in different directions. (SR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Childrens Literature, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Martinez, Miriam; Nash, Marcia F. – Language Arts, 1992
Presents an annotated bibliography of 22 works of children's literature that do not fall easily into thematic categories but which are worth reading nonetheless. (RS)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Reading Materials
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Martinez, Miriam; Nash, Marcia F. – Language Arts, 1995
Offers annotations of 26 illustrated books and chapter books for children and adolescents that the writers of this column consider too good to miss. (SR)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education
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Martinez, Miriam; Nash, Marcia F. – Language Arts, 1994
Presents annotations of 26 picture books and chapter books that expose readers to a range of characters and a range of techniques used by authors to develop characters. (RS)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Characterization, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education
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Martinez, Miriam; Nash, Marcia F. – Language Arts, 1994
Presents brief descriptions and estimations of impact on middle school students of 23 illustrated books and chapter books. Notes that the books discuss a wide variety of issues important to middle school students. (RS)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Junior High Schools
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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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