Children s Literature in Primary Schools

What's new to this edition? - updated in line with the new Primary National Curriculum - includes new content on supporting children for whom English is an Additional Language - an extensive list of book recommendations for primary teaching ...

Author: David Waugh

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 9781473993952

Category: Education

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How can you help children to develop a love of reading and books? Which books are the best ones to use in primary teaching? How do you make the most of children's literature in teaching across the curriculum? Trainee and experienced primary school teachers need an advanced knowledge of children's literature. This is your guide to the range of and scope of children's literature for the primary classroom. Through the exploration of different genres it covers a wide range of literature and helps you to consider what we mean by literature. Case studies that model good practice are included with suggestions for practical activities using literature to enhance teaching across the curriculum. Throughout, book recommendations show how specific texts can be used for teaching in exciting and innovative ways. What's new to this edition? - updated in line with the new Primary National Curriculum - includes new content on supporting children for whom English is an Additional Language - an extensive list of book recommendations for primary teaching - how to get more out of classic texts - introduces new texts and new children's authors
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Children s Literature in Primary Schools

Updated in line with the new National Curriculum and content on supporting EAL students, this new edition guides trainee teachers on the range of and scope of children's literature for the primary classroom with case studies that model good ...

Author: David G. Waugh

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473993962

Category: EDUCATION

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Updated in line with the new National Curriculum and content on supporting EAL students, this new edition guides trainee teachers on the range of and scope of children's literature for the primary classroom with case studies that model good practice.
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Children s Literature in Primary Schools

How can you help children to develop a love of reading and books? Which books are the best ones to use in primary teaching? How do you make the most of children's literature in teaching across the curriculum?

Author: David G. Waugh

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526474204

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 247

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How can you help children to develop a love of reading and books? Which books are the best ones to use in primary teaching? How do you make the most of children's literature in teaching across the curriculum?
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The Use of Children s Literature in Teaching

This book presents a strong case that reading and responding critically to literary texts leads to better educational outcomes than basic decoding and low-level comprehension training.

Author: Alyson Simpson

Publisher: Routledge Research in Teacher Education

ISBN: 0815360533

Category: Children's literature

Page: 200

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The Use of Children's Literature in Teaching reveals the impact of politics, professional guidelines and restrictive measurements of literacy on the emerging identities of young teachers. It places renewed emphasis on the importance of creative teaching with children's literature for the empowerment of teacher agency to enhance the learning of their students. Framing the debate alongside the issue of teacher autonomy, Simpson describes results from a two-year study, which brings together information from interviews, surveys, document analysis and digital stories from Australia, Canada, the UK and the US to assess the role of children's literature in pre-service teacher education. Through cross-cultural comparison, this research captures the different levels of connection between politics, education systems, higher education and pre-service teachers. It exposes how politics, narrow views of professionalism and program structures in teacher education may adversely affect the development of pre-service teachers. This book presents a strong case that reading and responding critically to literary texts leads to better educational outcomes than basic decoding and low-level comprehension training. As such, this book will be of great interest to researchers and scholars working in the areas of teacher education and literacy and primary education. It should also be essential reading for teacher educators and policymakers.
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Socialisation Through Children s Literature

Felicity O'Dell analyses the moral content of stories read by Russian primary school children and asks what values are taught and how they reflect ideology.

Author: Felicity Ann O'Dell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052114437X

Category: History

Page: 290

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Felicity O'Dell analyses the moral content of stories read by Russian primary school children and asks what values are taught and how they reflect ideology. She also questions how successfully the educational process instils the values of Soviet socialism and documents how children's literature mirrors the development of Russian society.
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Children s Literature in Multilingual Classrooms

Studies from seven countries model how our inappropriately monolingual classrooms can be transformed into spaces where numerous languages thrive.

Author: Raymonde Sneddon

Publisher: Trentham Books Limited

ISBN: 185856557X

Category: Education

Page: 190

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In the true multilingual classroom, children use a variety of languages to learn: their home languages, the school language, foreign and second languages offered in the curriculum, minority languages, endangered languages. Transforming our monolingual classrooms into spaces where a multiplicity of languages can thrive remains a pedagogical challenge for most teachers, but greatly enhances the children's learning. The authors in this collection describe inspirational initiatives in the teaching of literacy and the role of children's literature in multilingual primary classrooms. Accounts by teachers and researchers from the UK, Canada, France, New Zealand, Finland, Spain and Austria of recent innovative classroom-based research projects illustrate new conceptualizations of multilingual literacies and their pedagogical impact in the various teaching contexts. The book explores new forms of pedagogy and presents inspiring examples, such as the 'Little Books', that teachers can adapt to the circumstances and interests of all the children in their classrooms. Every teacher educator, and any school with children who speak languages other than the official one, needs this book.
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Literature and the Child

LITERATURE AND THE CHILD, 8th Edition, covers the two major topical areas of children's literature: the genres of children's literature (picturebooks, contemporary realistic fiction, etc.) and the use of children's literature in the ...

Author: Lee Galda

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 1133963889

Category: Education

Page: 500

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LITERATURE AND THE CHILD, 8th Edition, covers the two major topical areas of children's literature: the genres of children's literature (picturebooks, contemporary realistic fiction, etc.) and the use of children's literature in the classroom. The book offers succinct yet beautifully written and illustrated discussions that reflect the tone and feel of children's books. Featuring discussions of the latest works of children's literature, the book includes coverage of the growing importance of young adult literature as well as emphasis on upper-level children's literature and adolescent literature. The authors pay careful attention to diversity in children's literature and equip readers with practical, research-based teaching ideas linked to the Common Core English Language Arts Standards for grades kindergarten through eight.
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Storybridge to Second Language Literacy

Storybridge to Second Language Literacy compiles in one volume solid theoretical foundations for story-based instruction, research evidence of the past thirty years supporting the approach (not currently available in a single source), and ...

Author: Irma-Kaarina Ghosn

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781623962791

Category: Education

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Storybridge to Second Language Literacy makes a case for using authentic children’s literature—alternately also referred to as ‘stories’ or ‘real books’—as the medium of instruction in teaching English to young learners, particularly in contexts where children must access general curriculum subjects in English. The author first proposes theoretical foundations for the argument that illustrated children’s books are superior to traditional language teaching courses in the primary school. She builds the case around the motivational power of stories, the language and content of quality children’s literature, and the potential of literature to contribute to development of second language academic literacy. She then reviews research of the past thirty years that clearly supports her claim. Finally, she uses transcripts from real classrooms to illustrate how teachers in diverse contexts make use of stories. Through the classroom vignettes, a practical model of literature-based instruction emerges that is adaptable to a wide range of primary school teaching contexts, including English as a second language contexts in core-English countries. Storybridge to Second Language Literacy compiles in one volume solid theoretical foundations for story-based instruction, research evidence of the past thirty years supporting the approach (not currently available in a single source), and extensive classroom vignettes illustrating diverse practical applications (not lesson plans).This makes the book valuable for anyone in the field of young learner ELT. MA students in TESOL will find the book useful and will develop an understanding of why and how literature-based instruction works and develop insight to guide their practice. Members of TESOL Elementary Education, EFL, and Bilingual Education SIGs, and IATEFL Young Learner SIG will be interested in the volume. Instructors of teacher development courses should also find the proposed volume a valuable addition to assigned readings. Each chapter is followed by ‘Think about it’ questions and ‘Try it out’ suggestions.
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Childrens Literature and the Politics of Equality

Two of these, based in Primary schools, were carried out in connection with the Roehampton Institute London MA in Children's Literature and are unpublished; ...

Author: Pat Pinsent

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134091027

Category: Education

Page: 192

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First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Learning Language Through Literature in Primary Schools

This resource book contains a wealth of ideas for primary school teachers of English who wish to use literary texts and techniques in the language classroom.

Author: Peter Kennedy

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789622094765

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 132

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This resource book contains a wealth of ideas for primary school teachers of English who wish to use literary texts and techniques in the language classroom. The book offers practical assistance in the form of lesson plans, teaching procedures, sample worksheets and follow-up activities. These have been tried out and reacted to by Hong Kong primary teachers, so that what is presented here is realistic and feasible in local classrooms. The materials will be useful for all practising primary teachers of English as well as for those on teacher education programmes. The aim of the Experiential Dimension of the new Target Oriented Curriculum is to help Hong Kong (primary school) children ‘. . . Develop an ever-improving capability to use English to respond and give expression to real and imaginative experience.’ Activities related to storytelling, rhyme, songs and playlets are used here to help develop reading, listening and speaking skills and to generate written work appropriate for this level. Instead of language routines, drills and practice exercises there is an opportunity for the children to develop confidence in using English through greater personal engagement. The tasks call for the active involvement of all pupils. When children see the words come alive and get up off the page, their crucial first experiences of learning English are likely to be enriching and enjoyable ones.
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Beyond Babar

Each essay offers a critical introduction to the text that can serve as a point of departure for literary scholars, professors of children's literature, primary and secondary school teachers, and librarians who are interested in texts that ...

Author: Sandra L. Beckett

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810854154

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 322

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Beyond Babar: The European Tradition in Children's Literature examines in depth eleven of the most celebrated European children's novels in substantial, critical essays written by well-known international scholars. This approach provides a comprehensive discussion of the selected works from a variety of theoretical perspectives. Each essay offers a critical introduction to the text that can serve as a point of departure for literary scholars, professors of children's literature, primary and secondary school teachers, and librarians who are interested in texts that cross languages and cultures.
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Children S Literature And Computer Based Teaching

Provides information on ways to implement lessons and activities in children's literature through information and communications technology.

Author: Unsworth, Len

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335216369

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 142

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Provides information on ways to implement lessons and activities in children's literature through information and communications technology.
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Analysing Humorous Storybooks for the Use in the Primary EFL Classroom

Finding approaches to answer these questions will be the focus of this paper. To do so, it shall be looked at theories of humour which will be applied to a German and an English picture book to analyse the humour used in these books.

Author: Nina Schütze

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783668776296

Category: Literary Criticism

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Seminar paper from the year 2017 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, Bielefeld University (Fakultät für Linguistik und Literaturwissenschaft), course: Teaching English Language and Literature and Culture in the Primary EFL Classroom, language: English, abstract: Using humour is a good way to create a positive atmosphere in the primary English classroom and it helps the children to concentrate and to enjoy the lesson. Humour can for example be found in storybooks and is therefore seemingly easily accessible. Yet, it might be difficult for the children to understand in terms of their cognitive development or their cultural knowledge. This leads to some questions concerning the use of humorous children’s books to teach language and culture of English-speaking countries to German primary school children. Firstly, it can be asked if picture books from different cultural backgrounds and with different kinds of humour can be used in primary school and what are possible difficulties in using books from a culture which is different from the listener’s culture. Furthermore, it can be interesting to look at important factors to consider when using a humorous picture book, like cultural specific humour and children’s humour. Finding approaches to answer these questions will be the focus of this paper. To do so, it shall be looked at theories of humour which will be applied to a German and an English picture book to analyse the humour used in these books.
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