Synopses & Reviews
Many reading programs today overlook an essential component of literacy instruction—helping children develop an enduring love of reading. This authoritative and accessible guide provides a wealth of ideas for incorporating high-quality children's books of all kinds into K-6 classrooms. Numerous practical strategies are presented for engaging students with picturebooks, fiction, nonfiction, and nontraditional texts. Lively descriptions of recommended books and activities are interspersed with invaluable tips for fitting authentic reading experiences into the busy school day. Every chapter concludes with reflection questions and suggestions for further reading. The volume also features reproducible worksheets and forms.
About the Author
Diane M. Barone, EdD, is Professor in the Department of Educational Specialties at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she teaches courses in literacy and qualitative research methods. Her research has focused primarily on young children's literacy development, particularly in high-poverty schools. She has conducted two longitudinal studies of literacy development: a four year study of children exposed prenatally to crack/cocaine, and a seven year study of children in a high-poverty school. Her publications include journal articles, book chapters, and a number of books. Dr. Barone served for eight years as the Editor of Reading Research Quarterly, and is currently a board member of the National Reading Conference, and the International Reading Association, as well as the principal investigator of the Reading First grant in Nevada.
Table of Contents
1. Engaging Teachers and Their Use of Children's Literature 2. Reading Aloud, Independent Reading, and Response in the Classroom 3. Exploring Narrative Genres 4. Exploring Nonfiction/Informational Genres 5. Exploring Qualities of Text 6. Exploring Qualities of Visual Representation 7. Children's Views of Children's Literature 8. Learning about Illustrators and Small Text Sets 9. Learning about Authors and More Extensive Text Sets Epilogue