Good Books Matter

How to Choose and Use Children's Literature to Help Students Grow as Readers

Based on extensive research on the features that make children's books appealing and appropriate, this valuable teacher resource offers guidance on selecting books, strategies for specific grade levels, suggestions for extension, and tips for assessment. This teacher-friendly book is organized around the major genres -- traditional literature, picture books, nonfiction, poetry, and multicultural texts -- that will inspire young readers.

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Based on extensive research on the features that make children's books appealing and appropriate, this valuable teacher resource offers guidance on selecting books, strategies for specific grade levels, suggestions for extension, and tips for assessment. This teacher-friendly book is organized around the major genres -- traditional literature, picture books, nonfiction, poetry, and multicultural texts -- that will inspire young readers. Throughout the book, teachers will find suggestions for ...read more

About the Author(s)

A former classroom teacher in Alberta, Shelley Stagg Peterson is an associate professor who teaches and conducts research on writing and children's literature at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.

Larry, a native of Toronto, holds degrees from York University and the University of Toronto, where he earned his master and doctor of education degrees. He has been a classroom teacher, literacy consultant, and drama consultant for twenty-five years in the Peel District School Board, Mississauga, Ontario.

Table of Contents

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Contents
Introduction
Chapter 1: Teaching with Children's Literature
Chapter 2: Poetry
Chapter 3: Fairy Tales and Other Traditional Literature
Chapter 4: Picture Books
Chapter 5: Novels
Chapter 6: Multicultural Literature
Chapter 7: Nonfiction
Appendix A: Censorship and Selecting Books
Appendix B: Children's Literature Awards
Professional Resources
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: K-8
Year: 2007
Item No: 8794
ISBN: 978-1-55138-794-9

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