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Black, Sharon; Wright, Thomas; Erickson, Lynnette – Children's Literature in Education, 2001
Argues that folklore goes beyond plastic toys and popular media symbols to share the humanness of a people. Suggest ways to use Polynesian folklore (nature fables, tales, and legends) to deepen children's understanding of Polynesian culture. Reviews specific stories, references juvenile collections, and offers classroom activities. (SR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction
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Sipe, Lawrence R. – Children's Literature in Education, 2000
Examines and describes the intertextual connections made by young children in several primary classrooms in order to identify (1) the interpretive moves afforded by these connections, and (2) how these connections developed the children's literary understanding. Outlines some approaches to the topic of intertextuality and relative research. Draws…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Early Childhood Education, Illustrations, Picture Books
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Wade, Barrie – Children's Literature in Education, 1982
Discusses the value of rhymes in developing children's concepts of story and pleasure in reading. (HOD)
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Childrens Literature, Concept Formation, Elementary Education
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Wolcott, Patty – Children's Literature in Education, 1982
Describes the use of 10 word picture books to enrich the language experience of young children and to motivate their reading. (HOD)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Childrens Literature, Early Reading, Language Enrichment
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Ousbey, Jack – Children's Literature in Education, 1981
Describes how one school developed six literature-based explorations involving an author of children's books that was intended to develop children's imaginations. (HOD)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Creative Activities, Creative Writing
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Aylwin, Tony – Children's Literature in Education, 1981
Suggests activities that are intended to help children understand and become more familiar with the legends and myths that are read to them. Argues that the study of classical myths and legends should be part of the English curriculum. (HOD)
Descriptors: Childhood Interests, Educational Needs, English Curriculum, English Instruction
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Stibbs, Andrew – Children's Literature in Education, 1981
Discusses various ways, with illustrative detail, of teaching poetry in the classroom. (HOD)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Creative Writing, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction
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Fox, Geoff; Merrick, Brian – Children's Literature in Education, 1981
Offers ideas as starting points intended to help make poems more accessible to children. Suggests ideas for first encounters, sharing and presenting poems, becoming familiar with a poem, exploring a poem to increase comprehension, asking questions, collecting poems, and demystifying poetry. (HOD)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Creative Writing, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction
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Johnson, Terry D. – Children's Literature in Education, 1979
The development and selection of meaningful activities associated with literature must take into account the nature of the work, the maturity of the children and the manner in which the story is presented. Activities for literary appreciation must send the child back into the work for reconsideration. (HOD)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Fiction, Literature Appreciation, Teacher Responsibility
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Fenwick, Geoffrey – Children's Literature in Education, 1979
Provides a list of possible investigations that can be usefully carried out by the teacher in the classroom. (HOD)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Classroom Research, Elementary Education, Investigations
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Myers, Alan – Children's Literature in Education, 1978
Explores ways that science fiction can be used in the classroom in discussions of world affairs, social studies, and science. (HOD)
Descriptors: English Instruction, Science Education, Science Fiction, Secondary Education
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Fox, Geoff – Children's Literature in Education, 1977
Describes 24 activities for encouraging response to literature, designed for individual work and for classroom work with pairs, small groups, or the whole class. (GT)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Group Activities, Individual Activities, Language Arts
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Strehle, Elizabeth – Children's Literature in Education, 1999
Considers how teachers can use their classrooms to prepare students to respond to a diversity of social concerns in this world. Discusses how teachers can help children see the connections between learning and their life experiences. Presents two children's picture books that reflect social issues, "Way Home" by Libby Hathorn, and "Smoky Night" by…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Classroom Techniques, Constructivism (Learning), Elementary Secondary Education
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Bat-Ami, Miriam – Children's Literature in Education, 1994
Describes how issues of war and peace might be taught in the elementary language arts classroom. Explores ways of broaching the issues and selecting proper texts. Considers the reasons for wanting to teach such explosive issues to younger students. Provides two annotated bibliographies (with suggested class activities) regarding these materials.…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Elementary Education
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Taylor, Andrew – Children's Literature in Education, 1994
Describes four attempts to explore the words of a poem to reexamine the experience and feeling which the poet has encoded in the "objective correlative" of language. Parallels poetic technique and dramatic strategy. Shows how such attempts attracted children's attention to poetry and encouraged them to take poetry emotionally. (HB)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Childrens Literature, Drama, Elementary Secondary Education
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