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Exploring Children's Literature

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'Nikki Gamble's love of children's books, extensive knowledge and respect for authors and their craft all come together in this latest edition. For children to become lifelong readers, they need teachers who love reading and are confident in exploring themes and ideas that are crucial in quality children's literature. This book supports both the experienced teacher and those new to the profession in encouraging informed and enthusiastic readers' - Liz Chamberlain, University of Winchester

 

About the book

This book introduces students and teachers to English-language literature for children, and its role in promoting reading for pleasure and creating lifelong readers. The author focuses on a range of fiction relevant to the National Curriculum, and covers a variety of genres and features, including poetry, non-fiction, traditional stories, and picture books. Concepts and terminology are explained through an extensive range of examples. This revised edition includes - investigative activities and practical exercises for personal or classroom use - examples from world literature and work in translation highlighting the range of diverse material available for teaching inspiration - coverage of social, cultural and political reading practices to increase understanding of factors that influence children's reading experience - coverage of disability and equality issues to help inform teaching strategies that overcome barriers to learning

Contents

  • Developing Personal Knowledge about Books
  • Reading for Purpose and Pleasure
  • Refining Children's Responses Narrative, Narration and Structure Aspects of Narrative: Character, Setting and Themes
  • Traditional Stories and Fairy Tales
  • Fantasy and Realism
  • Time and Place in Children's Fiction
  • Words and Pictures
  • The Pleasure of Poetry

 

Author:  Gamble    Pub 2013  UK   Pb   296 pages

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