Includes bibliographical references (p. 115-140) and index.
Theory and framework for literary study with children
Literary learning and children's literature
Instructional methods for literary teaching
Skills instruction and children's literature
Literary learning and the whole curriculum
The classroom environment and literary learning
The teacher's role
Getting started, moving ahead.
Literary study should benefit both children's pleasure and skill in reading. This engaging book shows how to create meaningful, intellectually stimulating programs of literary study that are developmentally appropriate for students' needs, interests, and experiences (ages 5-12). Featuring many practical teaching ideas, this book will help classroom teachers become more knowledgeable and self-assured about creating their own literature programs for children. (source: Nielsen Book Data)