With a focus on books that "deal with multicultural themes or diverse experiences," this guide offers key categories, including: Identity, Self-Image, and Learning; Families, Friends, and Neighborhood; Traditions--Food, Art, Poetry, Music, and Celebrations; and Traditions--Folktales.
Covering 150 years of children's literature in many cultures, this reference includes entries on authors, locations, and topics. Topical articles include: Adventure Stories, African American Literature, Fairy Tales, The Holocaust, Picture Books, and Series Books.
This volume introduces readers to books that inform, impress, and excite young readers. Included are entries on authors and illustrators, essays on social and historical issues, and reading lists by category.
This third edition is a comprehensive look at research encompassing language arts education. The handbook explores issues regarding the learner, the learning context, historical and theoretical perspectives, assessment, and methods of research.
"Children's books . . . have been deeply influenced by the critical and cultural response to them." This reference includes the following sections: Ideology; Criticism: The State of the Art; Internationalism; Poetry, Response and Education; and Connections.
This is a presentation of activities that correspond to stories about various jobs. The intent of this collection is to integrate students' learning by offering hands-on activities that aid in constructing knowledge surrounding the "world of work."