Teaching with Books that Heal: Authentic Literature and Literacy Strategies to Help Children Cope with Everyday Problems, 1st Edition

  • Patricia Liotta Kolencik
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  • ISBN-10: 1586833723
  • ISBN-13: 9781586833725
  • DDC: 370.11
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 128 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released June 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Help children learn coping skills through literature Includes meaningful lessons and resources to help students deal with special emotional issues. This book answers the often repeated question, "Is there a children's book I can read in my classroom to give children insight into significant life events?" Literature ideas and activities help students cope with real-life situations, such as bullying, that interfere with school. This book will assist educators in guiding and nurturing children's special issues and concerns with outstanding, ready-to-go reading and writing lessons. Includes research-based teaching tips for educators on how to help children deal with their emotions. Provides stimulating, pedagogically sound lessons any teacher or librarian could use to smooth troubled classroom relations and events Every school library needs a copy of this book to share with students and teachers. This professional resource for K-6 educators and parents uses literature with identifiable characters to help children who are facing challenges in their lives. This book contains resources related to classroom situations like bullying, peer acceptance, peer pressure, and being different as well as family situations such as death, divorce, adoption, and sibling rivalry. Use these standards-based reading and writing lessons to address real-life sensitive issues affecting today's students.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Table of Figures.
About the Authors.
1: Bullying.
2: Hooway for Wodney Wat.
3: The Sissy Duckling.
4: Goggles.
5: Peer Acceptance.
6: Elmer.
7: Horace and Morris, but Mostly Dolores.
8: The Brand New Kid.
9: Accepting Differences.
10: Looking After Louis.
11: The Ugly Duckling.
12: Oliver Button Is a Sissy.
13: Death of a Family Member.
14: Blackberries in the Dark.
15: Everett Anderson's Goodbye.
16: The Fall of Freddy the Leaf: A Story of Life for All Ages.
17: Death of a Friend.
18: Badger's Parting Gifts.
19: I Had a Friend Named Peter: Talking to Children About the Death of a Friend.
20: Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes.
21: Death of a Pet.
22: Dog Heaven.
23: I'll Always Love You.
24: The Tenth Good Thing About Barney.
25: Adoption.
26: Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born.
27: Stellaluna.
28: I Love You Like Crazy Cakes.
29: Divorce.
30: The Days of Summer.
31: Two Homes.
32: I Don't Want to Talk about It: A Story About Divorce for Young Children.
Title Index.
Author Index.