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Schon, Isabel – Science and Children, 2009
Simple, lively, and easy-to-understand science books in Spanish for the very young are the new reality in the publishing world. In contrast to previous years where there has been a wider selection of books for beginning, middle, and advanced readers, today publishers in the United States (with a few exceptions) seem to be concentrating on books…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Spanish, Science Instruction, Reading Materials
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Schon, Isabel – Social Studies, 2004
To encourage Spanish-speaking adolescents to read about other times, peoples, and places, we must expose them to books that will entertain them, captivate them, or inspire them. To do so, we should offer them a wide selection of historical novels that combine imagination with facts--integrated stories with fictional protagonists and suspenseful…
Descriptors: Novels, History, Spanish, Adolescent Literature
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Schon, Isabel – Science and Children, 2002
Lists a selection of trade books written in Spanish for young readers. Books are categorized under the headings For the Very Young, Biology, Ecology, General Science, Physical Science, and Technology. (YDS)
Descriptors: Biology, Ecology, Physical Sciences, Reading Materials
Schon, Isabel; And Others – 1982
Two studies were conducted among Hispanic secondary school students in Arizona to determine whether providing special reading time with a wide variety of reading materials in Spanish would affect the students' reading abilities, reading attitudes, and academic self-concepts. The studies were conducted in two Arizona high schools, one in a high…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Analysis of Covariance, Aptitude Treatment Interaction, Educational Research
Schon, Isabel – 1978
Intended to aid teachers, librarians, and others in the selection of Spanish-language books for children in grades K-12, the annotated guide includes books by Hispanic authors which highlight the lifestyle, folklore, heroes, history, fiction, poetry, theatre, and classical literature of Hispanic cultures. Most books included in the guide have been…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adolescents, Bilingual Education, Books
Schon, Isabel – 1978
This resource for teachers and librarians who seek to use literature to expose students in grades K-12 to Mexican and Mexican American culture is organized in five major theme areas: customs, lifestyles, heroes, folklore, and key historical developments. Within each major area is a 4-part learning plan for each of three grade levels: K-2, 3-6, and…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Books, Childrens Literature, Cultural Awareness
Schon, Isabel – School Library Journal, 1983
Discusses excellent Spanish translations of popular American books for children, examples of outstanding bilingual books in English and Spanish, poetry books, and examples of inferior bilingual books published in the United States. A list of 32 books noting author, title, translator, publisher, publication date, and suggested grade level is…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adolescents, Books, Children
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Schon, Isabel – Top of the News, 1984
This bibliographic essay discussing books in Spanish for children and young adults includes both books which have a high potential for involving or interesting young readers and those which are basically dull. Tentative grade levels for each book are given in the 23-item bibliography at the end of the article. (EJS)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adolescents, Books, Children
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Schon, Isabel – Reading Teacher, 1982
Describes children's literature suitable for young Hispanic students as well as English-speaking readers who want to learn Spanish. (FL)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Education
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Schon, Isabel; Kennedy, Patricia – Reading Teacher, 1983
Lists by grade level a number of books that are exemplary of Hispanic cultures and that are good literature as well. (FL)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Cultural Awareness
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Schon, Isabel – Science and Children, 1998
Describes recently published children's books in Spanish that explain basic facts about animals; introduce students to ecology, the environment, popular inventions, and some of the world's most amazing structures; and entice the very young reader into nature. Titles are divided into the areas of biology, ecology, general science, earth and space…
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education
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Schon, Isabel – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2000
Argues that recent translations of works into Spanish are a great way to engage Spanish-speaking adolescents in the reading process. Offers brief descriptions of 16 such books that offer appeal for reluctant readers, accessible adventures, books about trendy subjects of interest to adolescents, and engrossing renditions of classics by world…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Classics (Literature), Reading Material Selection, Reading Materials
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Schon, Isabel – Young Children, 2001
Reviews 15 children's books in Spanish. Titles reviewed include: "Perro y gato [Dog and Cat]" (Ricardo Alcantara); "Baldomero va a la escuela [Baldomero goes to School]" (Alain Broutin); "Duerme bien, pequeno oso [Sleep well, Little Bear]" (Quint Buchholz); "El mas bonito de todos los regales del mundo [The Most Beautiful Gift in the World]…
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Childrens Literature, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Language Books
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Schon, Isabel – Reading Teacher, 2001
Offers brief descriptions of 32 children's books (or book series) in Spanish that introduce children to numerous countries around the world. Notes a web site address listing high-quality books in Spanish for children and adolescents. (SR)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Books, Childrens Literature, Cultural Pluralism
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Schon, Isabel – Reading Teacher, 1995
Present brief annotations of 19 books for children and adolescents that present Latino children or adolescents and their families experiencing life, celebrating special occasions, or dealing with difficult situations. (SR)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Childrens Literature
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