Teaching Children's Literature

Teaching Children's Literature

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This groundbreaking text offers a fresh perspective on how to implement childrena€™s literature into and across the curriculum in ways that are both effective and purposeful. Honed over years of experience and reflection in classroom settings and rich with real examples of teachers implementing critical pedagogy, it invites multiple ways of engaging with literature that extend beyond the genre and elements approach and also addresses potential problems or issues that teachers may confront. The book is structured around three a€˜mantrasa€™ that build on each other: Enjoy; Dig deeper; Take action. The practical strategies for taking a critical approach focus on issues that impact childrena€™s lives, building from studentsa€˜ personal experiences and cultural knowledge to using language to question the everyday world, analyze popular culture and media, understand how power relationships are socially constructed, and consider actions that can be taken to promote social justice. This book teems with pedagogical purpose. It is smart, principled, and useful. Its freshness and currency will resonate with readers and inspire their teaching. A Companion Website (www.routledge.com/cw/leland) enriches and extends the text.Teachers who work with beginning readers need to know that the ear can guide the eye when it comes to reading. Even the easiest nursery rhymes can be used including songs such as Wea#39;re Going On a Bear Hunt (Rosen, 2003), Head, ... Amazon books lists several CDs on their website that teachers might use to download these and otherjingles. ... Zin, Zin, A Violin (Moss, 1995) are more difficult songs, in that students wona#39;t already know all of the lyrics, but are natural extensions toanbsp;...

Title:Teaching Children's Literature
Author:Christine Leland, Mitzi Lewison, Jerome Harste
Publisher:Routledge - 2012-08-21


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