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5 benefits of reading aloud
aid in discovering quality books, enrich development of child, calm a restless group, entertainment, develop relationships
types of books for nursery through 1st grade
animal stories, learning books, rhyme and rhythm, simple humor
types of books for middle grades 2-4
historical fiction, mysteries, realistic horse/dog stories, fantasy
three men to remember from 600-1500s
Aldhelm, Abbot of Malmesbury; Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury; and William Caxton
special school book; contained printed lessons, wooden, covered with thin cow's horn, lether strap, ABCs, phonics, religious instruction
three books of great significance during 1600s-Puritan period
Fox's Book of Martyrs, Pilgrims Progress, Divine and Moral Songs
John Comenius, written in Latin and German, encyclopedia, first picture book intended for children, first illustrated book (pictures are equal importance with words
Tales of Mother Goose
Charles Perrault; included Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood
Characteristics of 1800s
quality and quantity of literature for children increases, content changes to more creative, variety and fantasy, discovered childhood
Hans Christian Andersen
modern fantasy tales (authored not collected), examples: The Ugly Duckling and Little Match Girl
Hans Christian Andersen Award
highest international recognition for children's literature, given to a living author or illustrator, complete works made a lasting impression
traditional fantasy, first American author famous in Europe, examples: Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle
real name: Charles Dodson, literary nonsense, examples: Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
literary nonsense, wrote and popularized limericks, example: Book of Nonsense, most famous poem: The Owl and the Pussycan
Joel Chandler Harris
wrote Uncle Remus stories, example: Brer Rabbit and Brer Fox, collected African-American storytelling tradition, mastered African-American dialect
series of 6, written by Reverend William McGuffey, filled with ethics and morals, eclectic readers, wrote for school
promoted libraries, first founder of American Library Association, founded first library school at Columbia
wrote Tom Sawyer, adventure, celebrated bad boy along with Huck Finn, showed African-Americans have feelings
Louisa May Alcott
wrote Little Women, biographical, Jo-rebel, educated woman who wants a career, realistic character we all love
wrote Just So Stories, first English language writeer to receive Nobel Prize for literature, major innovator in art of short story
problems with modern realistic fiction and bibliotherapy
wrong philosophy, realism (inappropriate language, embarassing plots, adult themes), poorly written (preachy, politically correct), questionable results
concrete and artistic expression of the human mind in emotional and rhythmical language, verbal music, appeals more to feeling than intellect, has outstanding characteristic of rhythm and rhyme
why children lose interest in poetry
limited exposure, only related to unpleasant experience, grown-ups don't like it
characteristics of quality poetry
good rhythm, rich language (vivid word pictures, familiar expressed in new way) quality content (subject matter meaningful with emotions, theme is interesting with action or humor)
tells a story, examples: Pied Piper, Night Before Christmas, How the Grinch Stole Christmas
melodic, easy to listen to, usually short, some emotion, examples: My Shadow, At the Sea, Who Has Seen the Wind
order for intro to poetry
Mother Goose, A Beka Poetry, A Child's Garden of Verses, Now We are Six, Random Hose Book of Poetry
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