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Donner, Kelley – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2021
Theory of mind skills are critical to understanding and interpreting many illustrations in primary school literature especially those which are used in material for the purpose of learning to read. Unfortunately, children who learn to read at an early age as well as mainstreamed children, such as those with autism, often have grave deficiencies in…
Descriptors: Theory of Mind, Barriers, Illustrations, Reading Materials
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Brugar, Kristy A. – Social Studies, 2019
Across grade levels, teachers and students are encouraged to engage in inquiry-based practices. The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) "Framework" (National Council for the Social Studies, 2013) and the Common Core State "Standards" (Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Governors Association, 2010), as well…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Nonfiction, Childrens Literature, Inquiry
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Artman-Meeker, Kathleen; Grant, Thomas O.; Yang, Xueyan – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2016
In our increasingly diverse schools, teachers have a responsibility and an opportunity to help students see themselves and others through the lens of literature. There are few resources available to help teachers make decisions about what literature to choose and how to use that literature in relation to disability in the classroom. This article…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Teaching Methods, Consciousness Raising, Children
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Al Darwish, Salwa – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2015
This qualitative study aims at detecting areas that requires to be developed in the EFL reading program in elementary stages in Kuwaiti public schools by using children's literature. It also examines the reading program in the public elementary curriculum. The participants were six English language major students from the College of Basic…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Programs, Childrens Literature, English (Second Language)
Tang, Agnes C. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Children's literature serves as mirrors and windows for the students we teach today. Through literature, children should be able to see their own reflections as well as the world around them. Yet despite their long history in the United States, Asian Americans have not always been represented in children's literature. This study analyzed the…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Asian Americans, Reading Materials, Grade 3
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Reading Teacher, 2008
Each year 12,500 school children from different regions of the United States read and vote on the newly published children's and young adults' trade books that they like best. The Children's Choices for 2008 list is the 34th in a series that first appeared as "Classroom Choices" in the November 1975 issue of "The Reading Teacher" (RT), a…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Books, Annotated Bibliographies, Elementary Education
Frank, Michael – National Geographic Society (NJ3), 2006
This book for third-to-eighth graders explains why government is needed, what it does, and how it works, by providing a grand tour of Washington, DC. The guided reading level is Q-R and the Fry level is 3.8. The suggested grade range is 3-8.
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Reading Materials
Wong, Ruth – National Geographic Society (NJ3), 2006
This book teaches that U.S. geography includes both natural and human-made landmarks, and that all 50 states and all major landmarks can be found on maps. The suggested grade range is K-3; the guided reading level is L; and the Windows on Literacy stage is fluent (levels 13-18).
Descriptors: Geography, Reading Instruction, Elementary Education, Science Materials
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Trundle, Kathy Cabe; Troland, Thomas H. – Science and Children, 2005
The Moon's cycle of phases is one of the most familiar natural phenomena, yet also one of the most misunderstood. This probably comes as no surprise, but research has found that a significant segment of the population, including both elementary students and teachers, mistakenly believes that the Moon's phases are caused by the shadow of the Earth.…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Astronomy, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
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Jackson, Sue; Gee, Susan – Gender and Education, 2005
Children's reading materials are a widely available cultural resource that children may draw on to make sense of gender. Much of the research on gender and reading materials has used content analysis and has focused on children's literature. The research we present in this article detours from these approaches, using a feminist post-structuralist…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Materials, Content Analysis, Childrens Literature
Ediger, Marlow – 2003
The United States ranked ninth among 35 nations in an international study among students in reading, as reported by the Progress in International Reading Literacy. Standards keep going up for students in reading achievement. Literature books for children must be rewritten in keeping up with the times in a demanding school and societal environment.…
Descriptors: Bibliotherapy, Childrens Literature, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Education
Danielson, Kathy Everts; Lickteig, Mary J. – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 2003
Discusses the benefits of using informative trade children's books in elementary science instruction. Presents an annotated bibliography of 15 trade books that have special features that should complement any active science curriculum. (AEF)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Educational Resources, Elementary Education
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Livingston, Nancy; Kurkjian, Catherine – Reading Teacher, 2003
Notes that there are certain books in children's literature that have stood the test of time. Explains that these books not only have artistic and literary merit, but also generate strong personal response and have universal appeal. Presents an annotated list of 17 such children's books, published between 1719 and 1985. (PM)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Classics (Literature), Elementary Education
Matthew, Kathryn I.; Lowe, Joy L. – 2002
This resource guide is intended to help teachers and librarians integrate the best of a broad range of children's literature into the excitement of everyday learning. The guide contains annotations for contemporary children's books, videos, CD-ROMs and related media, as well as presenting inventive ideas for exploring them. An introduction…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Educational Media, Educational Resources
Perry, Phyllis J. – 1998
Fiction is a powerful tool that can motivate students to learn. This book is designed to assist elementary teachers in planning integrated units of study based on quality fiction titles about U.S. history. These titles build interest, illuminate specific eras, and lead students to related nonfiction titles. Organized in sections that cover…
Descriptors: American Studies, Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education
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