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Mantzicopoulos, Panayota; Patrick, Helen – Early Education and Development, 2010
Research Findings: We report on an assessment developed to document young children's narrative production after listening to short segments of science-related informational text (SciT) on life science, earth and space, and simple machines. We examine differences between kindergarten boys (n = 39) and girls (n = 29) on several indices of narrative…
Descriptors: Females, Young Children, Literature Appreciation, Biological Sciences
Weir, Beth – 2000
This book provides K-8 teachers with an introductory resource on folk tales. The book acknowledges that teachers are often very interested in folk tales but lack the time to research them. Each chapter contains some background information on a story type or a character. The book's six chapters are as follows: (1) "The Folk Tale Tradition"; (2)…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Language Arts
Moss, Joy F. – 1984
Intended as a guide for elementary school teachers to assist them in preparing and implementing specific literature units or in developing more long-term literature programs, this book contains 13 focus units. After defining a focus unit as an instructional sequence in which literature is used both as a rich natural resource for developing…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Content Area Reading, Content Area Writing, Curriculum Development
Haviland, Virginia, Comp.; Coughlan, Margaret N., Comp. – 1977
As the second five-year supplement to "Children's Literature: A Guide to Reference Sources" (1966), this annotated and illustrated bibliography reflects the emphases that have developed in the fields of literature and library service for children. New sections include selected bibliographies and critical works on nonprint materials, citations on…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Audiovisual Aids, Authors, Books
Heins, Ethel L.; And Others – Horn Book Magazine, 1984
Annotates a number of books for younger, intermediate, and older readers. (FL)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adults, Books, Childrens Literature
Horn Book Magazine, 1984
Describes new editions of classic stories by Kipling and other major authors, as well as works of nonfiction and folklore. (CRH)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Book Reviews, Childrens Literature, Folk Culture
Heins, Ethel L; And Others – Horn Book Magazine, 1983
Annotates a number of books intended for younger, intermediate, and older readers. Reviews one book of interest to adults and one film. (FL)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adults, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education
Heins, Ethel L.; And Others – Horn Book Magazine, 1983
Annotates a number of picture books, fiction, and nonfiction intended for younger, intermediate, and older readers. Reviews a book of poetry and one of interest to adults. (AEA)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adults, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education
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Peck, Jackie; Hendershot, Judy – Reading Teacher, 1999
Offers an interview with artist and author Javaka Steptoe, winner of the Coretta Scott King award for his book "In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall: African Americans Celebrating Fathers." Discusses his background in the arts, the variety of media he uses, how he begins thinking about his illustrations, his work with children's art, and aspects of his work.…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Authors, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education
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Miller, Terry – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 1998
Presents arguments for using picture books in middle-level classrooms, noting they can build connections to learning experiences for early adolescents in all the content areas. Offers some specific examples of books (listed by genre) that can be used in various curricular and interdisciplinary areas. (SR)
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Literature Appreciation
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Mitchell, Diana; Pullum, Tracie – English Journal, 1998
Presents two brief articles--the first discusses purposes for using children's picture books in a secondary classroom, activities for children's literature, and integrating children's books into the classroom curriculum; and the second discusses using folktales in the classroom to engage reluctant readers and writers, suggests ideas/topics for…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Literature Appreciation, Picture Books
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Galda, Lee; West, Jane – New Advocate, 1998
Discusses six books (published in 1997 or 1998) for educators that deal with teaching young adolescents and teaching with literature. (SR)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adolescents, Annotated Bibliographies, Class Activities
Ouzts, Dan T.; Calvert, Wanda L. – 1996
Noting that an important trend in middle school reading instruction has been the increased use of literature and trade books, this paper suggests that using Caldecott Medal and Honor books in the middle school classroom is an effective way to expose students to high quality literature. The paper notes that promoting the use of such books also aids…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, Art Appreciation, Black Culture, Class Activities
Moll, Patricia Buerke – 1991
Since young children in general can benefit by experiencing literature in which African-American children are the central figures, this book presents 86 selected children's story books featuring African-Americans as main characters and provides extension activities to involve children actively with the books. The books included were written or…
Descriptors: Black Culture, Black History, Black Literature, Blacks
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Harwayne, Shelley; Mandel, Amy; Mayer, Pam; Rhodes, Roberta Pantal; Siegman, Lisa; Werner, Pat – New Advocate, 1998
Argues that the best books will inspire children to pause and think deeply about their own lives and lives of others. Offers brief descriptions of 37 books for children and young readers, including: picture books that promote rich classroom conversations; poetry collections; books to grow up on; picture books for the youngest students; historical…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Classroom Communication
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