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LITERATURE AND THE CHILD, 9th Edition, offers thorough, concise coverage of the genres and formats of children’s literature and guidance on using literature in the classroom. With a focus on diverse award-winning titles, this market-leading text includes beautifully written and illustrated discussions of exemplary titles for readers in nursery school through middle school. A stunning design features interior illustrations by Lauren Stringer, an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator. Each genre chapter contains criteria for evaluating literary quality, equipping students with a resource to guide text selection in the classroom. Practical, research-based information about teaching appears throughout, including sample teaching ideas and an emphasis on the importance of selecting and teaching complex texts. Extensive booklists provide excellent, ongoing resources and highlight texts that emphasize diversity. This text helps teachers understand how to select books that best serve their curriculum goals as well as the interests and needs of their students.
- Learning Objectives: The learning objectives correlated to the main sections in each chapter show students what they need to learn as they read, process, and understand the information in the chapter.
- “Dear Teacher” Feature: Chapters 3 through 12 include a new “Dear Teacher” feature in which the authors address common questions that teachers have about selecting literature for a particular classroom and genre. This feature demonstrates how practicing teachers want to use literature, the questions they have, and options they might consider, all within the context of a specific classroom. Topics include how to integrate more nonfiction in the classroom to meet current standards, use historical fiction to supplement thematic units, and generate student interest in poetry.
- “Tech Support” Feature: Chapters 3 through 11 each have a new “Tech Support” feature that includes an idea for including technology with literature study. Featured technology includes mindmap generator Popplet, webquest creator Learnist, and multimedia biography tool Animoto.
- Endpages: The front endpages include the criteria of excellence figures from throughout the book, assembled in one convenient location. The back endpages list the Children’s Literature Assembly’s document “The Value of Children’s Literature Courses within Teacher Education,” emphasizing the importance of children’s literature for preservice teachers.
- Each chapter teaches students how to evaluate quality in various genres and formats by highlighting book selection criteria, including checklists for evaluating books from each of the genres.
- This text provides practical suggestions for how to incorporate literature in the classroom through the “Teaching Idea“ and “Tech Support“ features. Teaching Ideas offer ideas for lessons using children’s literature, all linked to the Common Core English Language Arts Standards for kindergarten through grade eight. Tech Support focuses on emergent technologies that teachers can use to support literature exploration in the classroom.
- Chapter-ending, up-to-date booklists provide suggestions of additional exemplary texts and note a text’s recommended age level. Diverse texts are identified throughout.
- The new “Dear Teacher” feature highlights common challenges teachers encounter in using children’s literature in their classroom and offers concrete solutions students can implement in their own classroom.
- Current award-winning texts are highlighted in the “A Close Look At“ feature, providing an in-depth analysis of exemplary titles relevant to various genres and formats.
2. Literature in the Lives of Young Readers.
3. Picturebooks as Visual Art.
4. Picturebooks Across Genres.
7. Fantastic Literature: Fantasy and Science Fiction.
8. Contemporary Realistic Fiction.
9. Historical Fiction.
10. Biography and Memoir.
11. Poetry and Verse.
12. Children’s Literature in the Classroom.
Appendix A: Selected Children’s and Adolescent Book Awards.
Appendix B: Resources.
Children’s Literature References.
Author and Title Index.
Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.
Online Instructor's Manual with Test Bank
An online Instructor's Manual accompanies this book. It contains information to assist the instructor in designing the course, including sample syllabi, discussion questions, teaching and learning activities, field experiences, learning objectives, and additional online resources. For assessment support, the updated test bank includes true/false, multiple choice, matching, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter.
Online PowerPoint® Slide
These vibrant Microsoft® PowerPoint® lecture slides for each chapter assist you with your lecture by providing concept coverage using images, figures, and tables directly from the textbook.
Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access
Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero® is a flexible, online system that allows you to import, edit, and manipulate content from the text's test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.