Teaching Children's Literature In An Era Of Standards by Amy A. McClureTeaching Children's Literature In An Era Of Standards by Amy A. McClure

Teaching Children's Literature In An Era Of Standards

byAmy A. McClure, Abigail V Garthwait, Janice V. Kristo

Paperback | April 11, 2014

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Teaching Children’s Literature in an Era of Standards presents a realistic, positive, and proactive approach to using the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and 21st Century Learning Standards as the basis for teaching children’s literature in kindergarten through eighth grade, addressing the caveats and issues involved in implementing the standards. This new text encourages teachers to value children’s books for both enjoyment and learning, suggests teaching strategies matched to the specific grade levels and skills defined by the CCSS, and provides examples of excellent children’s books as resources. Suggestions and advice for integrating new technologies into children’s literature instruction are emphasized in conjunction with traditional teaching methods. Topics include responses to literature, teaching strategies for the focused use of children’s books, supporting literacy development, fostering a love of reading, and chapters devoted to the major forms and genres of children’s literature: picture books, poetry, traditional literature, fantasy and science fiction, contemporary realistic fiction, historical fiction, and nonfiction.

Amy McClure is the Roderfer Endowed Professor of Education at Ohio Wesleyan University where she has taught courses in children’s literature and literacy for over thirty years while also directing the university’s Honors Program. She is a co- author of Living Literature and Sunrises and Songs as well as editor for several books and au...
Title:Teaching Children's Literature In An Era Of StandardsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:408 pages, 9.9 × 8 × 0.8 inPublished:April 11, 2014Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0133571246

ISBN - 13:9780133571240

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Table of Contents

Brief Table of Contents

PART I: Foundations

Chapter 1: Knowing Children’s Literature and the Common Core State Standards

Chapter 2: Literature Engagement and Response

Chapter 3: Strategies for Sharing Literature

PART II: The Forms and Genres of Children’s Literature


Chapter 4: Picture Books

Chapter 5: Poetry

Chapter 6: Traditional Literature

Chapter 7: Fantasy and Science Fiction

Chapter 8: Historical Fiction

Chapter 9: Contemporary Realistic Fiction

Chapter 10: Nonfiction


Awards for Excellence in Children’s Literature (Chart)


Editorial Reviews

Teaching Children’s Literature in an Era of Standards is full of needed content, yet conveys it in a welcoming, conversational manner that helps students engage with the material and learn how to balance policy, standards, and true reading.   It is readable, with many opportunities to learn about new titles. The tech clicks and CCSS references are what sets this book apart. -- Dr. Stephanie Affinito, SUNY Albany   The organization and logic of this text are major strengths. The text hits on current trends and real issues in teaching children’s literature in today’s school climate. -- Lindsay Persohn, University of South Florida   This text is written by someone passionate about children’s literature and about the impact good teaching can have on a child’s love of reading. The author(s) understand teachers and have found ways to make CCSS manageable and practical. -- Patricia L. Rieman, Carthage College