Interpreting Literature With Children

Interpreting Literature With Children

Because of its modest length and price and its ongoing focus on how to increase student engagement with literature, either pre-service or practicing teachers can use this text in children's literature, language arts, or literacy and ...

Author: Shelby A. Wolf

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135625610

Category: Education

Page: 336

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Clearly organized and beautifully written, Interpreting Literature With Children is a remarkable book that stands on the edge of two textbook genres: the survey of literature text and the literary criticism text. Neither approach, however, says enough about how children respond to literature in everyday classroom situations. That is the mission of this book. It begins by providing a solid foundation in both approaches and then examines multiple ways of developing children's literary interpretation through talk, through culture, class, and gender, as well as through creative modes of expression, including writing, the visual arts, and drama. The result is a balanced resource for teachers who want to deepen their understanding of literature and literary engagement. Because of its modest length and price and its ongoing focus on how to increase student engagement with literature, either pre-service or practicing teachers can use this text in children's literature, language arts, or literacy and language courses.
Categories: Education

Interpreting Literature With Children

Interpreting Literature With Children

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Author: Shelby A. Wolf

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135625603

Category: Education

Page: 336

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Clearly organized and beautifully written, Interpreting Literature With Children is a remarkable book that stands on the edge of two textbook genres: the survey of literature text and the literary criticism text. Neither approach, however, says enough about how children respond to literature in everyday classroom situations. That is the mission of this book. It begins by providing a solid foundation in both approaches and then examines multiple ways of developing children's literary interpretation through talk, through culture, class, and gender, as well as through creative modes of expression, including writing, the visual arts, and drama. The result is a balanced resource for teachers who want to deepen their understanding of literature and literary engagement. Because of its modest length and price and its ongoing focus on how to increase student engagement with literature, either pre-service or practicing teachers can use this text in children's literature, language arts, or literacy and language courses.
Categories: Education

Interpreting Literature with Children

Interpreting Literature with Children

This volume on interpreting literature with children covers subjects including: literary elements in prose and poetry; talking about literature; culture and class in children's literature; gender in children's literature; and interpreting ...

Author: Shelby Anne Wolf

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0805845143

Category: Education

Page: 322

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A remarkable book that addresses the ways in children respond to literature across a variety of everyday classroom situations. The result is a balanced resource for teachers who want to deepen their understanding of literature and literary engagement.
Categories: Education

Children s and Young Adult Literature and Culture

Children s and Young Adult Literature and Culture

These varied representations (re)shape the meaning and 3 In Shelby A. Wolf's Interpreting Literature with Children, she tries to balance audience/educational analysis and literary analysis. In the chapter “Critical Perspectives” she ...

Author: Amie A. Doughty

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443898010

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 295

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This collection of essays explores a wealth of topics in children’s and young adult literature and culture. Contributions about picture-books include analyses of variants of the folktale “The Little Red Hen” and bullying. Race and gender are explored in essays about picture-books featuring children as consumable objects, about books focused on African American female athletes, and about young adult dystopian fiction. Gender itself is further explored in articles about Monster High, Joyce Carol Oates’s Beasts, and The Hunger Games and Divergent. Essays about fantasy literature include an exploration of environmentalism in Rick Riordan’s The Heroes of Olympus, a discussion of Severus Snape as a Judas figure, an explication of Chapter 5 of The Hobbit, and an analysis of ghosts and nationalism in Eva Ibbotson’s The Haunting of Granite Falls. An essay about Horrible Histories explores television, genre, and the way history is coded. Other contributions explore how teaching literature to reluctant readers can be effective through multimodal texts and how Harry Potter has played a role in the popularity of young adult literature for adult readers.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Critical Multicultural Analysis of Children s Literature

Critical Multicultural Analysis of Children s Literature

More recently, in Interpreting Literature with Children, Shelby A. Wolf (2004) devotes a chapter to issues of culture and class. But the chapter falls short of any structural analysis of cultural and class relations.

Author: Maria José Botelho

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135653743

Category: Education

Page: 354

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"Children’s literature is a contested terrain, as is multicultural education. Taken together, they pose a formidable challenge to both classroom teachers and academics.... Rather than deny the inherent conflicts and tensions in the field, in Critical Multicultural Analysis of Children’s Literature: Mirrors, Windows, and Doors, Maria José Botelho and Masha Kabakow Rudman confront, deconstruct, and reconstruct these terrains by proposing a reframing of the field.... Surely all of us – children, teachers, and academics – can benefit from this more expansive understanding of what it means to read books." Sonia Nieto, From the Foreword Critical multicultural analysis provides a philosophical shift for teaching literature, constructing curriculum, and taking up issues of diversity and social justice. It problematizes children’s literature, offers a way of reading power, explores the complex web of sociopolitical relations, and deconstructs taken-for-granted assumptions about language, meaning, reading, and literature: it is literary study as sociopolitical change. Bringing a critical lens to the study of multiculturalism in children’s literature, this book prepares teachers, teacher educators, and researchers of children’s literature to analyze the ideological dimensions of reading and studying literature. Each chapter includes recommendations for classroom application, classroom research, and further reading. Helpful end-of-book appendixes include a list of children’s book awards, lists of publishers, diagrams of the power continuum and the theoretical framework of critical multicultural analysis, and lists of selected children’s literature journals and online resources.
Categories: Education

Children s Literature in the Classroom

Children s Literature in the Classroom

Preventing reading difficulties in young children. Washington, DC: National Research Council. ... What it takes for read-alouds to make a difference with children in early literacy. ... Interpreting literature with children.

Author: Diane M. Barone

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781606239407

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

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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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Handbook of Research on Children s and Young Adult Literature

Handbook of Research on Children s and Young Adult Literature

In addition to many research articles, chapters, and monographs, she wrote The Braid of Literature: Children's Worlds of Reading with Shirley Brice Heath, and more recently Interpreting Literature with Children. Her current work follows ...

Author: Shelby Wolf

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136913570

Category: Education

Page: 568

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This landmark volume is the first to bring together leading scholarship on children’s and young adult literature from three intersecting disciplines: Education, English, and Library and Information Science. Distinguished by its multidisciplinary approach, it describes and analyzes the different aspects of literary reading, texts, and contexts to illuminate how the book is transformed within and across different academic figurations of reading and interpreting children’s literature. Part one considers perspectives on readers and reading literature in home, school, library, and community settings. Part two introduces analytic frames for studying young adult novels, picturebooks, indigenous literature, graphic novels, and other genres. Chapters include commentary on literary experiences and creative production from renowned authors and illustrators. Part three focuses on the social contexts of literary study, with chapters on censorship, awards, marketing, and literary museums. The singular contribution of this Handbook is to lay the groundwork for colleagues across disciplines to redraw the map of their separately figured worlds, thus to enlarge the scope of scholarship and dialogue as well as push ahead into uncharted territory.
Categories: Education

Multicultural Literature for Latino Bilingual Children

Multicultural Literature for Latino Bilingual Children

Interpreting literature with children. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Yang, G. (2008). Graphic novels in the classroom. Language Arts, 85(3), 185–92. Yosso, T. J. (2006). Critical race counterstories along the Chicana/Chicano ...

Author: Ellen Riojas Clark

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475814934

Category: Education

Page: 350

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This book presents theoretical, research based, and classroom practices that explore the use of multicultural children’s literature to support the linguistic, academic, and psychological development of Latino children in the process of becoming bilingual and acquiring English. The contributions cover a broad spectrum of issues related to the effective use of children’s literature with Bilingual Learners (BL), including identity development, critical pedagogy, biliteracy development, and holistic literacy instruction.
Categories: Education

Thinking and Learning through Children s Literature

Thinking and Learning through Children s Literature

The late Shelby Wolf's Interpreting Literature with Children (2003) examines the approaches taken by several traditions of literary theory in looking deeply into children's books. Especially useful for exploring structuralist theories ...

Author: Miriam G. Martinez

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475821529

Category: Education

Page: 230

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Much of teachers’ attention these days is focused on having students read closely to ferret out the author’s intended meaning and the devices used to convey that meaning. But we cannot forget to guide students to have moving engagements with literature, because they need to make strong personal connections to books of merit if they are to become the next generation of readers: literate people with awareness of and concern for the diversity of human beings around them and in different times and places. Fortunately, guiding both students’ personal engagement with literature and their close reading to appreciate the author’s message and craft are not incompatible goals. This book enthusiastically and intelligently addresses both imperatives, first surveying what is gained when students are immersed in literature; then celebrating and explicating the main features of literature students need to understand to broaden their tastes and deepen their engagement, at the same time they meet external standards; then presenting a host of active methods for exploring all major genres of children’s books; and finally presenting suggestions for interdisciplinary teaching units grounded in literature. Created by noted leaders in the fields of children’s literature and literacy, the book is enlivened by recurring features such as suggested reading lists, issues for discussion, links to technology, and annotations of exemplary books.
Categories: Education

Children s Literature Studies

Children s Literature Studies

Waking Sleeping Beauty: Feminist voices in children's novels. Iowa City: University of Iowa ... In Only connect: Readings on children's literature, 3rd ed., ed. Sheila Egoff, Gordon Stubbs, ... Interpreting literature with children.

Author: Linda C. Salem

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781591580898

Category: Education

Page: 153

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This supplement to standard children's literature textbooks will be a help to instructors as they engage their students in discussions about selection of materials, censorship, dealing with curricular issues, the need to understand administrative policies, community beliefs, and their responses to these issues. It is designed to help instructors discuss books in ways that inspire collegiality, collaboration, and scholarship in book evaluation and selection. Using actual case studies, resource reviews and/or scenarios of censorship, religion, violence, ethnicity and other issues, the instructor will be able to encourage discussion and reflective thought about real issues faced by teachers and librarians as they select materials for classroom or school library use. This supplement to standard children's literature textbooks will be a help to instructors as they engage their students in discussions about selection of materials, censorship, dealing with curricular issues, the need to understand administrative policies, community beliefs, and their responses to these issues. It is designed to help them discuss books in ways that inspire collegiality, collaboration, and scholarship in book evaluation and selection. Using actual case studies, resource reviews and/or scenarios of censorship, religion, violence, ethnicity and other issues, the instructor will be able to encourage discussion and reflective thought about real issues faced by teachers and librarians as they select materials for classroom or school library use. Guides for possible resources for help in researching situations will be included. This will prove a very valuable resource in teaching children's literature courses in schools of education and library schools, and useful to practicing teachers and librarians as well. Though the book is slanted toward the use of books as classroom materials, it will be a valuable asset to a school library's professional collection and certainly valuable to the training of pre-service teachers and school librarians. Each chapter begins with a bibliographic essay that introduces the topic to the reader. The essay is designed as a starting point for further discussion and research. A list of references for each chapter is provided at the end of the chapter. These references represent sources teachers can use to conduct further research to find multiple perspectives about books.
Categories: Education