- [1.] Defining literature for young children. The range of literature -- Children's preferences in literature -- [2.] Evaluating literature for children. Evaluating fiction -- Evaluating nonfiction -- Evaluating poetry -- Evaluating illustrations -- Evaluating interactive literature on CD-ROM -- [3.] Sharing literature. Reading aloud -- Storytelling -- Sharing literature through media -- Helping others share literature -- [4.] The literature curriculum. Developing the imagination -- Promoting positive attitudes -- Grouping books for instruction -- Using literature across the curriculum -- [5.] Supporting children's language development. Language development in young children -- Goals for teaching -- Opportunities books offer -- [6.] Supporting children's intellectual development. Intellectual development in young children -- Goals for teaching -- Opportunities books offer -- [7.] Supporting children's personality development. Personality development in young children -- Goals for teaching -- Opportunities books offer -- [8.] Supporting children's social and moral development. Social and moral development in young children -- Goals for teaching -- Opportunities books offer -- [9.] Supporting children's aesthetic and creative development. Aesthetic and creative development in young children -- Goals for teaching -- Opportunities books offer -- [10.] Planning your program. Seeing the possibilities -- Selecting activities -- Recognizing the larger context -- Evaluating your literature program -- Appendix -- Author / illustrator / title index -- Subject index.
- The volume guides early childhood teachers and childcare professionals in recognizing high-quality children's literature and effectively using it to support emerging literacy development in preschool and primary-age children. The text exposes the literary merits of early childhood literature, and also explains how to use children's literature as a teaching tool, offering developmentally appropriate strategies for sharing literature with young children. The authors offer an evaluation of various genres and criteria for selecting and using high-quality literature with young children. They discuss both classic and contemporary literature appropriate for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and primary-age children. This work provides explanations and strategies to demonstrate how literature supports the development of children's language, cognitive skills, personality, social and moral development, aesthetic and creative development. It presents strategies for sharing literature to support emerging literacy skills, suggesting ways to integrate a variety of literature into the early childhood curriculum.
- 9780132405041 (pbk.)
- Glazer's name appears first on the previous edition.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
- Source of Acquisition:
- UP-PAT copy: Purchased with funds from the Paterno Libraries Endowment Fund; 20078.
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