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Hermann-Wilmarth, Jill; Ryan, Caitlin L. – Language Arts, 2013
Two literacy leaders acknowledge the challenges of teaching LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) issues in the classroom. While children come from a variety of family structures, it is necessary to acknowledge that a gay individual was once a child sitting in a classroom. An argument against marginalization and an advocacy for inclusion of…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
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Glasswell, Kath; Ford, Michael – Language Arts, 2011
In this article, the authors propose a revised way of thinking about reading levels, one that promotes a wider and more flexible view of teacher decision making about the use of leveled texts in classrooms. They share five key principles to consider when looking at the use of instruction that involves matching leveled materials with readers.…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Reading Instruction, Language Arts, Reading Skills
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Davila, Denise; Patrick, Lisa – Language Arts, 2010
Ironically, adults control most of the world of children's literature: adults write the books; adults choose which books to publish; adults review the books, adults bestow the awards on books and adults purchase the books for bookstores, libraries, and their children. In this paradigm of adult control, children's opinions are often overlooked. The…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Reading Materials, Publishing Industry, Standardized Tests
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Cullinan, Bernice E. – Language Arts, 1984
Annotates classroom tested children's literature titles for children in kindergarten through eighth grade. (HTH)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education
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Smith, Dora V. – Language Arts, 1983
"Fifty Years of Children's Books," originally published in 1963, praises the work of educators, publishers, librarians, and authors in the area of children's literature from 1910 to 1960. (JL)
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Educational History, Elementary Education
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Cacha, Frances B. – Language Arts, 1978
Urges bibliotherapy for children who have been physically, sexually, or psychologically abused. (DD)
Descriptors: Bibliotherapy, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Childrens Literature
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Chomsky, Carol – Language Arts, 1976
A memorization technique using books recorded on tapes gave nonreading children practice in reading connected discourse and put them in touch with a variety of books. (JH)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Decoding (Reading), Elementary Education, Learning Activities
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Gunderson, Bernice V. – Language Arts, 1976
Descriptors: Childhood Interests, Communication Skills, Elementary Education, Expectation
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Cook, Jimmie E. – Language Arts, 1976
Before buying a commercially produced reading kit, it is necessary to explore the following questions: What is good? What is Bad? and Is any commercial kit a total program? (JH)
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Reading Games, Reading Materials
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McCormick, Sandra – Language Arts, 1977
Investigates the syntactic complexity and vocabulary diversity of books recommended by authorities to be read aloud to children and of "grocery store" books. (DD)
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Preschool Education, Reading Material Selection
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Wendelin, Karla Hawkins; And Others – Language Arts, 1981
Summarizes a study that investigated teachers' three favorite books as a child and what they felt to be the three best and the three most popular children's books now. Compares the results to a similar study conducted in 1949. (HTH)
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Education
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Lass, Bonnie – Language Arts, 1980
Argues that books written in Black English should be used as supplementary materials in a classroom reading program; lists 22 such books and provides a plot synopsis for each book, information about estimated readability and interest levels, and language samples. (ET)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Black Dialects, Black Literature, Childrens Literature
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Hudelson, Sarah – Language Arts, 1980
Lists professional resources and instructional materials that focus on a variety of forms of children's literature, sharing literature, and responding to literature. (RL)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Instructional Materials
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Winkeljohann, Rosemary – Language Arts, 1980
Explores the possibilities for adapting the basal reader to the particular needs of the student or classroom as opposed to strict page by page study. (HTH)
Descriptors: Basal Reading, Elementary Education, Reading Instruction, Reading Materials
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Bridge, Connie – Language Arts, 1979
Discusses how patterned reading materials may be used in initial reading to help students use their semantic and syntactic knowledge to predict meaning. (DD)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Elementary Education, Prediction, Reading Instruction
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