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Dallacqua, Ashley K. – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, and Nathan Hale's graphic novel set "Rapunzel's Revenge" (2008) and "Calamity Jack" (2010) features fractured fairy tales that takeĀ up the issue of 'the damsel in distress,' questioning and complicating traditional gender roles in fairy tales. Throughout both graphic novels Rapunzel's character…
Descriptors: Fairy Tales, Grade 7, Novels, Cartoons
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Chandler, Karen Michele – Children's Literature in Education, 2016
Although children's literature has long alluded to cultural connections between Africans and African Americans, very few texts establish clear lines of influence between particular African ethnic groups and African American characters and communities. Joyce Hansen's "The Captive" (1994) and Sharon Draper's "Copper Sun" (2006)…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Novels, African American Culture, Slavery
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Park, Jie Y. – Children's Literature in Education, 2012
Reader-response has become one of the most influential literary theories to inform the pedagogies of middle and secondary English classrooms. However, many English and literacy educators have begun to advocate for more critical and culturally responsive versions of reader-response pedagogies, arguing that teachers move beyond valuing students'…
Descriptors: Females, Early Adolescents, Novels, Literacy Education
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Pantaleo, Sylvia – Children's Literature in Education, 2012
As art objects, picturebooks have the potential to contribute to readers' aesthetic development. Many scholars and practitioners have recognized how using picturebooks with older students can augment their reading motivation and extend their understanding of visual elements of art and design, as well as develop their literacy, language, and…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Reading Motivation, Content Analysis, Grade 7
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Brooks, Wanda; Browne, Susan – Children's Literature in Education, 2012
This article describes a theory of how culture enables literary interpretations of texts. We begin with a brief overview of the reader response field. From there, we introduce the theory and provide illustrative participant data examples. These data examples illustrate the four cultural positions middle grade students in our research assumed when…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, African American Children, Reader Response, Novels
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Kornfeld, John; Prothro, Laurie – Children's Literature in Education, 2005
This article provides a rationale for using literature in the classroom to explore conceptions of curriculum and teaching. We discuss a number of exemplars from children's and young adult fiction, both mainstream and less well known; offer a taxonomy for categorizing the range of visions of curriculum and teaching in the literature; and describe…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Young Adults, Fiction, Instructional Materials