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Exploring Children's Literature Nikki Gamble

Exploring Children's Literature By Nikki Gamble

Exploring Children's Literature by Nikki Gamble


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Summary

A comprehensive guide to the range of genres and characteristic features of English language fiction written for children. It helps readers to develop their understanding of literature within social, cultural and political reading practices and extend their knowledge of language features and conventions of different genres.

Exploring Children's Literature Summary

Exploring Children's Literature by Nikki Gamble

This book is based on the belief that deep subject knowledge of language and literature provides a foundation for effective teaching and learning. It provides a comprehensive guide to the range of genres and characteristic features of English language fiction written for children. It will help readers to:

o develop their understanding of literature within social, cultural and political reading practices

o extend their knowledge of language features and conventions of different genres

o develop skills in analytical and critical reading.

The scope of the first edition has been expanded from solely fiction to cover a range of contemporary literature, including poetry, plays and picture books. The case study material, investigative activities and practical exercises promote an active approach to learning.

The second edition focuses on a range of fiction relevant to the National Curriculum for England and the National Literacy Strategy. It provides examples from a range of world literature written in English. Examples from work in translation are also included. It also addresses the requirements of the primary curriculum for ITT English.

This book is essential reading for student teachers on PGCE, and undergraduate teacher education courses, and for teachers undertaking CPD in English, literacy or children's literature. It provides useful support material for language coordinators, SCITT coordinators and literacy consultants.

Exploring Children's Literature Reviews

'[T]his book provides a comprehensive and readable exploration of the topic of children's literature for both the specialist and the interested general reader' - Literacy

'[This] book covers everything from picture books to poetry and every conceivable kind of fiction and informs all key stages. It gives children's literature the deserved courtesy of reading it in the context of modern critical theory...[and] guides us brilliantly through the riches of literacy experience as learning' - English Drama Media

'This book is primarily designed for student teachers and gives an excellent overview of the wide range of texts that children can and should be expected to encounter in school...It is a fascinating read for those of us who continue to be interested in children's literature' - Speaking English

About Nikki Gamble

Nikki Gamble is Director of Just Imagine, an organisation which seeks to promote literacy using high-quality children's literature. Formerly a university lecturer and teacher, Nikki has worked in education for 40 years. She continues to work in schools on research and development projects. Nikki is co-author of the awards winning Guiding Readers: layers of meaning (UKLA Academic Book of the Year 2017).

Table of Contents

Introduction Developing Personal Knowledge about Books Narrative Narration and Point of View Narrative Structure, Time and Cohesion Character, Setting and Themes Language and Style Genres and Traditional Stories Fantasy, Realism and Writing about the Past Reading and Responding to Fiction Fiction for the Classroom Keeping in Touch with Children's Books Select Bibliography Children's Books

Additional information

GOR003532634
9781412930130
1412930138
Exploring Children's Literature by Nikki Gamble
Used - Very Good
Paperback
SAGE Publications Inc
20080220
224
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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