Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Children's Literature Briefly--Chp 18

What this chapter says about textbooks is so true! They are full of information and facts which is wonderful but sometimes hard for readers to derive meaning from. The use of trade books to assist in teaching is a great idea. I love the idea about forming book clubs for the classroom and having muliple copies of a few different books available for the children to read and then discuss with other children reading the same text. I personally love to read and discuss great books with other people to get their opinions and take on the stories. The chart on page 235, "Death to the traditional book report", is a valuable tool for the future. I can see myself refering to it for ideas for activities.

Tunnel, Michael O., and James S. Jacobs. Children's Literature, Briefly. 4th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc., 2008.

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