The Oxford Illustrated Book of American Children's Poems

The Oxford Illustrated Book of American Children's Poems

An anthology of American poems, arranged chronologically, from colonial alphabet rhymes to Native American cradle songs to contemporary poems.

Poetry's Playground

The Culture of Contemporary American Children's Poetry

Poetry's Playground

The first book-length study of contemporary American children's poetry, Poetry's Playground considers children's poetry in relation to the wider scope of adult poetic discourse.

The Cambridge History of American Poetry

The Cambridge History of American Poetry

The Cambridge History of American Poetry offers a comprehensive exploration of the development of American poetic traditions from their beginnings until the end of the twentieth century. Bringing together the insights of fifty distinguished scholars, this literary history emphasizes the complex roles that poetry has played in American cultural and intellectual life, detailing the variety of ways in which both public and private forms of poetry have met the needs of different communities at different times. The Cambridge History of American Poetry recognizes the existence of multiple traditions and a dramatically fluid canon, providing current perspectives on both major authors and a number of representative figures whose work embodies the diversity of America's democratic traditions.

Poetry Magic 3

Poetry Magic 3

Poetry heals. In a world torn by strife and shaken by stress, poetry is what children need. Poetry Magic takes children to the magical world of poetry and aspires to inculcate in them a love for it. Selected and edited by two of India s greatest living poets, Ruskin Bond and Keki N Daruwalla, these books are carefully graded into eight parts. Also available web support at www.ratnasagar.co.in

Good Books Matter

The background information teachers need to find, choose, and use children`s literature to help their students grow as readers

Good Books Matter

Based on extensive research on the features that make children's books appealing and appropriate, this valuable teacher resource offers guidance on selecting books, strategies for specific grade levels, suggestions for extension, and tips for assessment. This teacher-friendly book is organized around the major genres — traditional literature, picture books, nonfiction, poetry, and multicultural texts — that will inspire young readers. Throughout the book, teachers will find suggestions for using literature to implement shared reading, reading aloud, and response strategies with emergent, developing, and independent readers. This comprehensive book is rooted in the belief that educators must consider and offer a wide range of choice to ensure that students read "good" books. It argues that the choices children make about what they read should be governed by their interests and desire to learn; not by a grade or reading level.

Literature-Based Teaching in the Content Areas

40 Strategies for K-8 Classrooms

Literature-Based Teaching in the Content Areas

Grounded in theory and best-practices research, this practical text provides teachers with 40 strategies for using fiction and non-fiction trade books to teach in five key content areas: language arts and reading, social studies, mathematics, science, and the arts. Each strategy provides everything a teacher needs to get started: a classroom example that models the strategy, a research-based rationale, relevant content standards, suggested books, reader-response questions and prompts, assessment ideas, examples of how to adapt the strategy for different grade levels (K–2, 3–5, and 6–8), and ideas for differentiating instruction for English language learners and struggling students. Throughout the book, student work samples and classroom vignettes bring the content to life.

The New Book of Knowledge

The New Book of Knowledge

An illustrated encyclopedia with articles on history, literature, art and music, geography, mathematics, science, sports, and other topics. Some articles include activities, games, or experiments.

World Authors, 1995-2000

World Authors, 1995-2000

Presents profiles of contemporary novelists, playwrights, essayists, historians, and poets from around the world.