For the Love of Literature

For the Love of Literature

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This brief childrena€™s literature text for pre-service teachers emphasizes the love of literature in the belief that literature is not just something children read or study; it is something that becomes part of them and stays with them for a lifetime. It contains up-to-the-minute treatments of all genres of childrena€™s literature. To help readers discover the joy of childrena€™s literature and how to help others share that joy is a major goal of the book. The emphasis is on the affective dimensions of literature, geared toward childrena€™s aesthetic responses to the stories and poems that they read. Author profiles, a multicultural focus, topical book lists, and a chapter on technology are elements that help students. Each chapter has an essay written by a scholar, a classroom teacher, or other expert (e.g., a middle school student or book editor) who has special knowledge, a particular perspective, or point of view on the chapter topic. Three four-color inserts illustrate the childrena€™s books discussed in the text.Children aamp; Books in the Elementary Years John F. Savage. Role-playing ... A writing extension can involve composing scripts for the characters. Realistic fiction can be used to open the door for discussion of controversial topics. A book likeanbsp;...

Title:For the Love of Literature
Author:John F. Savage
Publisher:McGraw-Hill Humanities Social - 2000


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