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Literature in the Classroom. Nicole H. Cruz SHS Librarian 1.09.2012. Objectives . Define children’s literature Identify quality literature Awards for children’s literature Locate recommended reading lists Implementation of literature across curriculum One simple story/ the ripple effect.

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literature in the classroom

Literature in the Classroom

Nicole H. Cruz

SHS Librarian

1.09.2012

objectives
Objectives
  • Define children’s literature
  • Identify quality literature
  • Awards for children’s literature
  • Locate recommended reading lists
  • Implementation of literature across curriculum
  • One simple story/ the ripple effect
what is children s literature
What is children’s literature?
  • Children’s literature is literature designed specifically for children.
  • Children's literature is usually understood to comprise books intentionally written for children to read.
identify quality literature
Identify Quality Literature
  • Peer reviewed sources such as Booklist, The School Library Journal, Hornbook
  • Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators
  • American Library Association
  • Texas Library Association
awards for children s literature
Awards for Children’s Literature
  • http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia
  • Caldecott Medal….outstanding artist
  • Newbery….most distinguished author
  • Coretta Scott King…African American author
  • Printz….young adult author
  • BelpréMedal…honors a Latino/Latina writer & illustrator
  • Wilder Medal…substantial lasting contribution
recommended reading lists
Recommended Reading Lists
  • www.txla.org
  • www.sharylandisd.org
implementation across the curriculum
Implementation Across the Curriculum
  • How did Jim Crow laws affect African Americans when they traveled?
  • Why would a 62 year old woman want to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel?
  • What did Jane Goodall learn about chimpanzees that no one else knew?
one simple story
One Simple Story
  • How would reading about a girl in post WW II Japan with leukemia influence a 4th grade student today?
the rest of the story
The rest of the story
  • Stories do so much:
    • Teach
    • Entertain
    • Connect
    • Touch
    • Inspire
children s literature
Children’s Literature
  • "Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.“ Mortimer J Adler
  • "Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.“ Henry Ward Beecher