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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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 1997
Presents brief annotations of 25 children's books that focus on heroes and heroines: ancient, traditional, and modern; real-life and fictional; and prominent and not prominent. (SR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Childrens Literature, 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, 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