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Charlotte Huck's Children's Literature: A Brief Guide by Barbara Z Kiefer
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Based on the classic text originally authored by Charlotte Huck, this new brief text provides essential information for designing literature programs that will capture the attention of pre-K-to-8 students and foster a lifelong love of reading. Expertly designed in a vibrant, full-color format, this streamlined text not only serves as a valuable resource by providing the most current reference lists and examples from which to select texts from all genres, but it also emphasizes the critical skills needed to search for and select literature--researching, evaluating, and implementing quality books in the pre-K-to-8 classroom--to give readers the tools they need to evaluate books, create curriculum, and share the love of literature. It includes unique features that spur critical thinking and direct application in the classroom and curriculum.

Table of Contents

Part I: Learning About Books and Children Chapter 1: Knowing Children's Literature Chapter 2: Understanding Children's Reponses to Literature Part II: Exploring Gengres in Children's Books Chapter 3: Picturebooks Chapter 4: Traditional Literature Chapter 5: Modern Fantasy Chapter 6: Poetry Chapter 7: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Chapter 8: Historical Fiction Chapter 9: Nonfiction Part III: The Literature Program Across the Curriculum Chapter 10: Planning the Literature Program

Author Biography

Barbara Kiefer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University where she teaches courses in Reading and Children's Literature. Originally trained in art education, she taught grades 1-5 in several regions of the U.S. and in overseas schools. She has served as chair of the Elementary Section Committee of the National Council of Teachers of English and as a member of the NCTE Executive Board and was a member of the 1988 Caldecott Award Committee of the American Library Association. She has also served as chair of the NCTE/CLA notable Trade Books in the Language Arts committee and the Children's Book Council/International Reading association Joint Committee. She has published articles and book chapters about reading and children's literature. She is the author of THE POTENTIAL OF PICTUREBOOKS: From Visual Literacy to Aesthetic Understanding, the co-author of AN INTEGRATED LANGUAGE PERSEPCTIVE IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL with Christine Pappas and Linda Levstik and the sixth and seventh editions of Huck et al.: CHILDREN'S LITERATURE IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.
Release date Australia
March 11th, 2009
Country of Publication
United States
colour illustrations, frontispiece, figures
McGraw Hill Higher Education
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