The Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

Author: Bernice E. Cullinan,Diane Goetz Person

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826417787

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 930

View: 3366

Provides articles covering children's literature from around the world as well as biographical and critical reviews of authors including Avi, C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling, and Anno Mitsumasa.

Read It Again!

Author: Libby Miller,Liz Rothlein

Publisher: Good Year Books

ISBN: 1596473428

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 577

By reading aloud to children, and then accompanying the readings with meaningful activities, teachers using this book can motivate youngsters to love books, know how to think and talk about fiction, and understand how literature provides insights into the human condition. Lesson plans include discussion guides, learning-center activities, parent-involvement plans, and reproducible handouts supporting eight popular books: The Carrot Seed, Do You Want to Be My Friend?, Goodnight Moon, Here Are My Hands, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Where's Spot?, Whose Mouse Are You?, and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Grades preK-K. Good Year Books. 100 pages.

The Essential Guide to Children's Books and Their Creators

Author: N.A

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547348896

Category: Reference

Page: 564

View: 2650

Upon publication, Anita Silvey’s comprehensive survey of contemporary children’s literature, Children’s Books and Their Creators, garnered unanimous praise from librarians, educators, and specialists interested in the world of writing for children. Now The Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators assembles the best of that volume in one handy, affordable reference, geared specifically to parents, educators, and students. This new volume introduces readers to the wealth of children’s literature by focusing on the essentials — the best books for children, the ones that inform, impress, and, most important, excite young readers. Updated to include newcomers such as J. K. Rowling and Lemony Snicket and to cover the very latest on publishing and educational trends, this edition features more than 475 entries on the best-loved children’s authors and illustrators, numerous essays on social and historical issues, thirty personal glimpses into craft by well-known writers, illustrators, and critics, and invaluable reading lists by category. The Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators summarizes the canon of contemporary children’s literature, in a practical guide essential for anyone choosing a book for or working with children.

Children's Book-a-Day Almanac

Author: Anita Silvey

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 1466828048

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

View: 4929

Part fun- and information-filled almanac, part good book guide, the Children's Book-a-Day Almanac is a new way to discover a great children's book--every day of the year! This fresh, inventive reference book is a dynamic way to showcase the gems, both new and old, of children's literature. Each page features an event of the day, a children's book that relates to that event, and a list of other events that took place on that day. Always informative and often surprising, celebrate a year of literature for children with The Children's Book-a-Day Almanac.


Author: Pat Gains

Publisher: Folens Limited

ISBN: 9780947882471

Category: Children

Page: 68

View: 4621

Uses well-known children's stories as starting points for activities introducing language and literacy, mathematics, sandplay, nature study and creative work.

Literacy Development in Early Childhood

Author: Beverly Otto

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478631120

Category: Education

Page: 425

View: 8050

Written by an author with more than 25 years of experience in the emergent literacy field, this popular text provides a comprehensive overview of literacy development from infancy through the primary grades, emphasizing the role of oral language as a foundation for literacy, home–school connections, and cultural influences on literacy development. Chapters follow a logical sequence, from identification of the signs of early literacy behaviors to developmentally appropriate strategies for enhancing those behaviors. Observation and assessment forms for classroom use are integrated throughout. This highly regarded guide helps teachers become thoughtful mediators in children’s transactions with literacy. Additional features: Provides teachers with tools for reflective literacy instruction. The text’s organization and narrative encourages pre-service teachers to become effective decision makers who select and implement instructional strategies based on their knowledge of individual children’s emergent literacy behaviors and needs. Explores literacy strategies through classroom- and home-based examples and vignettes. Numerous vignettes and examples of teacher–child interactions demonstrate literacy scaffolding in an applied and authentic manner. Supports teachers in multicultural and urban settings. An emphasis on linguistic and cultural diversity—including an array of strategies for English language learners—provides today’s teachers with the knowledge to help all children succeed.

Language, Media and Society

Author: Anthea Irwin-Turner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119669189

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 246

View: 6014

An ideal introduction to the analysis of language as a central element of everyday interactions and media, helping students reflect critically on the ways individuals and the creators of media use language to reflect and construct social identities Why do we encounter different types of language in different places, from different people, and in different types of media? What assumptions do we make about each other when we interact, and what assumptions do media creators make about us when they design the media we see and hear? When does the language used in society and by media lead to social change and when does it serve to reinforce existing power structures and class divisions? In Language, Media and Society, students learn how to notice the features of the language used in the interactions they have and the media they encounter everyday and to understand the relationships between language, media, and the wider world around them. Assuming no prior knowledge of sociolinguistic analysis, this student-friendly textbook is a perfect introduction to the intersections between language and its social contexts. Written in a student-friendly, conversational tone, Language, Media and Society first answers some fundamental questions about what we mean when we talk about language, about media, and about society in the contexts of applied linguistics. The book then addresses the many different ways that language and media construct and reflect aspects of identity such as age, gender, sexuality, class, and disability. Students will find useful examples throughout from the types of interactions they have every day and from the media they encounter every day and will be invited to begin their own investigations into the functions of language in everyday life and in media of all types. This valuable textbook: Is suitable for use in courses on language and media, sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, communications, media studies, and sociology Encourages students to reflect upon the language that is used in everyday life and in the media they see and hear and to consider how this language influences and is influenced by society Features in-chapter tasks, end-of-chapter review questions, guided reflections, and resources for students and instructors Employs an engaging, conversational tone and makes underlying theory accessible Language, Media and Society is an ideal introductory textbook for undergraduate courses on sociolinguistics, language and media, sociology and communication, and media studies.

Stepping Stones

Author: Neil Griffiths,Anne Pratt,Sylvia Wright

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 0748742980

Category: Animals

Page: 120

View: 9509

Specifically designed to address the Foundation Curriculum Goals from the QCA.

Planning for the Foundation Stage

Author: Penny Tassoni

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435401672

Category: Education, Preschool

Page: 260

View: 6737

Suitable for most students on Early Years, Health and Education courses and student teachers in training, this work provides practical guidance on implementing the pre-school curriculum.

Applied Linguistics and Primary School Teaching

Author: Sue Ellis,Elspeth McCartney

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113949810X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

View: 9229

Modern primary teachers must adapt literacy programmes and ensure efficient learning for all. They must also support children with language and literacy difficulties, children learning English as an additional language and possibly teach a modern foreign language. To do this effectively, they need to understand the applied linguistics research that underpins so many different areas of the language and literacy curriculum. This book illustrates the impact of applied linguistics on curriculum frameworks and pedagogy. It captures the range of applied linguistics knowledge that teachers need, and illustrates how this is framed and is used by policy makers, researchers, teacher educators and the other professions who work with teachers in schools. It considers how to effect professional development that works. It is essential reading for primary teachers but also for speech and language therapists, educational psychologists, learning support teachers and all those doing language or literacy research in the primary classroom.