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Teaching Children's Literature in an Era of Standards

By Amy A. McClure, Abigail V Garthwait, Janice V. Kristo

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Apr 11, 2014


Teaching Children’s Literature in an Era of Standards presents a realistic, positive, and proactive approach to using the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and 21st Century Learning Standards as the basis for teaching children’s literature in kindergarten through eighth grade, addressing the caveats and issues involved in implementing the standards. This new text encourages teachers to value children’s books for both enjoyment and learning, suggests teaching strategies matched to the specific grade levels and skills defined by the CCSS, and provides examples of excellent children’s books as resources. Suggestions and advice for integrating new technologies into children’s literature instruction are emphasized in conjunction with traditional teaching methods. Topics include responses to literature, teaching strategies for the focused use of children’s books, supporting literacy development, fostering a love of reading, and chapters devoted to the major forms and genres of children’s literature: picture books, poetry, traditional literature, fantasy and science fiction, contemporary realistic fiction, historical fiction, and nonfiction.

Table of Contents

Brief Table of Contents

PART I: Foundations

Chapter 1: Knowing Children’s Literature and the Common Core State Standards

Chapter 2: Literature Engagement and Response

Chapter 3: Strategies for Sharing Literature

PART II: The Forms and Genres of Children’s Literature


Chapter 4: Picture Books

Chapter 5: Poetry

Chapter 6: Traditional Literature

Chapter 7: Fantasy and Science Fiction

Chapter 8: Historical Fiction

Chapter 9: Contemporary Realistic Fiction

Chapter 10: Nonfiction


Awards for Excellence in Children’s Literature (Chart)



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