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Learning About Story and Literature

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Christie Calhoun

on 1 September 2015

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Learning About Story and Literature

Chapter 1

Introduction to Children's Literature:
Today we will consider our own memories of reading and how we were affected by books. We will discover the reading story of a well-known author. We will define Children's Literature and discuss its content, quality, and value. We will finish by considering our own literary heritage.
20,000 each year
250,ooo in print
copy and paste as needed and take advantage of an infinite canvas!
range from difficult to exciting
diverse/interesting topics
past, present, future
forthright, humorous, suspenseful
nostalgic/sentimental are not appropriate
hint of hope vs. happy endings
Children's Literature Defined:

What type of content should children's books contain?
Value of Story
"Stories of all kinds are woven so tightly into the fabric of our everyday lives that it's easy to overlook their significance in framing how we think about ourselves and the world. They fill every part of daily life..."

Value of Literature in Children's Lives
good-quality tradebooks for children from birth to early adolescence; includes prose and poetry, fiction and non-fiction
Textbook vs. tradebook
How do we determine if literature is high quality?
importance of ideas
artistic style
Little Golden Books
Disney Books
Mother Goose Books
Series Books
Cartoon Books
What are some ways students (and adults) use stories in their everyday lives?
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is a mode of knowing,
make sense of information,
and is at the heart of who we are as human beings and who we might become.

Why do we need quality children's literature?
Personal and cultural identity
imagination and transformation
knowledge and insights
understanding and empathy
literary and artistic preferences
The Value of Literature for Children's Learning

How does Children's Literature improve learning?
Reading and Writing
Literature across the curriculum
Art appreciation and Visual Literacy
Why are Literature and Reading at Risk in our society?

Pages 10-11
By Tomorrow:
Document the types of stories you use across a single day and the different ways in which you tell these stories.
Document the books that have made an impact on you through childhood and adulthood.
Reflect on your reading life as an adult. What types of books do you read? Do you enjoy reading? Why or why not? What events have shaped you into the reader you are today?
Be ready to share for 30 seconds or a minute in front of the class.
How many children's Literature books do you think are available?
What are some of your own memories of reading?

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