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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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This book explores the rich and varied world of children's literature and how it can be used in teaching to promote reading for pleasure and create lifelong readers.

Exploring Children's Literature Summary

Exploring Children's Literature: Reading for Knowledge, Understanding and Pleasure by Nikki Gamble

Having a good working knowledge of children's literature is vital for primary teachers; the best way to develop switched-on young readers is to ensure they get access to high-quality age-appropriate material that engages and inspires them. This book explores the rich and varied world of children's literature and how it can be used in teaching to promote reading for pleasure and create lifelong readers. This new edition has been completely updated to include:

- 5 brand new chapters covering Knowledge & skills, Classics, Illustrated fiction & graphic novels, Non-fiction, and Humour
- New expert voice features providing commentaries from educators, literary experts and authors such as Lucy Worsley
- Up to date book lists featuring recent and more diverse literature and authors
- New practical activities and case studies show casing children's books and how to use them in the classroom
- Further reading links to take students further

Exploring Children's Literature Reviews

This accessible, research-informed book speaks right to the heart of teachers. In this inspiring update, Gamble challenges us to question and debate to consider how we create passionate readers. What a delight to be encouraged as trainee teachers and primary practitioners to reflect on our personal reading journeys, to promote a culture of reading and to develop a love of literature.


-- Nicky-Jane Kerr-Gilbert

Having an in-depth understanding of children's literature is one of the most important aspects of teachers' subject knowledge. Being in a position to support and enrich children's development as engaged readers is equally important. This book is not only an extraordinary exploration of children's literature, from picturebooks and graphic novels to nonfiction and poetry, but also a supportive and knowledgeable guide to the development of a whole school reading culture. This is essential reading for every student, teacher and school leadership teams.


-- Tracy Parvin
The best way to develop young readers is to ensure they get access to materials that engage and inspire them. This book explores how children's literature can be used in teaching, and is supported by a range of extra online resources, including further book recommendations. Aimed at teachers based in primary education, this resource will be very useful for teachers within secondary education, as well, as it covers materials suitable for older readers. -- Jan Beechey * Dyslexia Review *

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

Part 1: Children's Literature and Reading: What Counts as Knowledge? Chapter 1: Knowledge and Skills: The Contested Space Chapter 2: Reading Teachers Chapter 3: Patterns of Children's Reading Part 2: Knowing Children's Literature Chapter 4: Narrative and Story Chapter 5: Aspects of Fiction Chapter 6: Traditional Stories and Fairy Tales Chapter 7: Fantasy Chapter 8: Realism Chapter 9: Back in Time: Revisiting the Past through Children's Literature Chapter 10: Classic Children's Books Chapter 11: Picturebooks Chapter 12: Illustrated Fiction, Comics and Graphic Novels Chapter 13: Non-fiction Chapter 14: The Pleasure of Poetry Chapter 15: Humour: A Serious Business Part 3: Into Practice Chapter 16: The Reading School: Developing a Reading Culture Chapter 17: The Reading Classroom

Additional information

NGR9781526439482
9781526439482
1526439484
Exploring Children's Literature: Reading for Knowledge, Understanding and Pleasure by Nikki Gamble
New
Paperback
SAGE Publications Ltd
2019-06-28
368
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