The classic million-copy bestselling handbook on reading aloud to children--revised and updated for a new generation of readers!

Recommended by "Dear Abby" upon its first publication in 1982, millions of parents and educators have turned to Jim Trelease's beloved classic for more than three decades to help countless children become avid readers through awakening their imaginations and improving their language skills. 

 

Jim Trelease's Read-Aloud Handbook, revised and updated by education specialist Dr. Cyndi Giorgis, discusses the benefits, rewards, and the importance of reading aloud to children of a new generation.

 

Supported by delightful anecdotes as well as the latest research, an updated treasury of book recommendations curated with an eye for diversity, Jim Trelease's Read-Aloud Handbook offers proven techniques and strategies for helping children of all backgrounds and abilities discover the pleasures of reading and setting them on the road to becoming lifelong readers.

In the new edition of this widely popular guide, Literature for Young Children: Supporting Emergent Literacy, Ages 0-8, early childhood teachers and child-care professionals get the help they need to recognize high-quality children’s literature and to learn to use it effectively to support emerging literacy development in infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and primary-age children.

 

The authors, widely known as authorities in this field, explain how to use children’s literature as a teaching tool and provide readers with a number of developmentally appropriate strategies for sharing literature with young children.

Children's literature is an important presence in many literacy classrooms - but it can be so much more. In The Wonder of It All, you'll enter classrooms where literature is a full-fledged partner in literacy instruction and see how creating a literature-rich school environment engages students and stimulates them to grow as readers, writers, speakers, and thinkers.

The Wonder of It All details how practicing elementary and middle-level teachers can invite children's literature to become a partner in their teaching. Nancy Johnson and Cyndi Giorgis show you how to integrate children's literature throughout the school day and to use it for a variety of purposes, including addressing curricular expectations. Their advice helps you incorporate literature into the daily rhythm of your classroom, making it a vital presence that:

  • builds community

  • nurtures response

  • creates readers

  • inspires writing

  • promotes inquiry

  • cultivates wonder.

 

Johnson and Giorgis also include helpful features that provide insight into the power of children's literature, such as:

Literary Letters:writtenexchanges about a book between teacher and student that offer a way for teachers to gauge children's responses and encourage further reading

Conversation with…: interviews with well-known children'sauthors, illustrators, and editors that give you and your students new insight into children's literature and the creative processes behind it

Side by Side by Side: specific strategies for fostering partnerships among literature, teacher, and learner.

In addition, Johnson and Giorgis recommend hundreds of books, grouped by specific classroom goals to support literacy instruction.

With lively discussion of topics like reading aloud, literature circles, and ample evidence of the effectiveness of partnering with children's literature, The Wonder of It All is an ideal resource for any teacher eager to make the most of the books children love to read.

Literature for Young Children: Supporting Emergent Literacy, Ages 0-8, 6/e is written for early childhood teachers and childcare professionals to help them learn to recognize high-quality children's literature and effectively use it to support emerging literacy development in preschool and primary-age children.  It not only exposes the literary merits of eary childhood literature, but also explains how to use children's literature as a teaching tool, offering a myriad of developmentally appropriate strategies for sharing literature with young children.