The goal of the fourth edition of Children's Literature: Discovery for a Lifetime is to help teachers, librarians, and parents infuse literature into children's lives and to promote a lifelong interest in books. The theme is "literature for a lifetime." Some of the key elements of this text are to help educators select books that will enhance children's learning and development, implement literature in the classroom that will support the curriculum and meet established standards, identify books children will respond to, share literature that will stimulate their responses, infuse literature into elementary classrooms and homes, choose appropriate literature for English Language Learners, and enhance literature experiences with the computer and the Internet.
Prepares teachers, librarians, and parents to select children's books, help children respond to books, and incorporate literature across the curriculum. Chapters on oral and silent approaches to literature, children with challenges, and unit studies, plus various genres such as poetry and historical fiction, include key terms, opening vignettes, overviews, and discussion questions, as well as many suggested activities and units for use in the classroom, with worksheet examples. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)