This text provides classroom teachers and education students with successful, class-tested activities that are valuable for developing and implementing a literature-based reading program. Literature-Based Reading Activities is distinguished by discussion of the theoretical and research bases supporting all activities. Numerous activities and examples of their application to a variety of genres are provided. One of the text's strengths is that activities are generic in nature so that they may be applied and adapted to a variety of books. It also provides guidelines so that teachers and students learn how to be effective decision-makers in planning literature instruction for their K-8 students.
This update of the 1996 edition offers new activities and examples of using literature in grades K-8; resources for teachers; and a list of Caldecott, Newbery, and Orbis Pictus award-winning titles. Both Yopps are at California State U., Fullerton. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)