This indispensable teacher resource and course text, now revised and updated, addresses the "whats," "whys," and "how-tos" of incorporating outstanding children's literature into the K–8 reading program. A strong emphasis on diverse literature is woven throughout the fifth edition, with chapters emphasizing the need for books that reflect their readers and presenting dozens of carefully reviewed books that teachers will be eager to use in the classroom. Leading authorities provide advice on selecting texts, building core literacy and literary skills, supporting struggling readers, and maximizing engagement. The volume offers proven strategies for teaching specific genres and formats, such as fiction, nonfiction, picture books, graphic novels, biographies, and poetry.
New to This Edition
*Many new teaching ideas and book recommendations, with an increased focus on culturally diverse literature.
*Scope expanded from K–5 to K–8.
*Chapter on using read-alouds and silent reading.
*Chapters on diverse literature about the arts and on transitional chapter books.
*Chapter on engaging struggling readers with authentic reading experiences.
About the Editors
Deborah A. Wooten, PhD, is Associate Professor of Reading in the Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her research focuses on the use of high-quality, culturally rich children’s and young adult literature to teach literacy and content-area skills. Dr. Wooten is a member of the Notable Books for a Global Society committee of the International Literacy Association (ILA) and has served on the Outstanding International Books committee of the United States Board on Books for Young People. Currently she serves on the board of directors of the Children’s Literature Assembly and of the Children’s Literature and Reading special interest group of the ILA.
Lauren Aimonette Liang, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Utah. Her research and teaching focus on children’s literature and comprehension instruction. Dr. Liang was a member of the 2017 Caldecott Medal Committee of the American Library Association and is president-elect of the Children’s Literature Assembly. She serves on editorial boards and committees for the United States Board on Books for Young People and the International Literacy Association, and currently holds the University Professorship Award at the University of Utah.
Bernice E. Cullinan, PhD, was Professor Emeritus at New York University until her death in 2015. She was known nationally and internationally for her work in children’s literature. Dr. Cullinan wrote more than 30 books on literature for classroom teachers and librarians. She served as president of the International Literacy Association (ILA), was inducted into the Reading Hall of Fame, and was a recipient of the Arbuthnot Award for Outstanding Teacher of Children’s Literature from the ILA.