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Children's and YA books in the college classroom : essays on instructional methods

Author: Emily Dial-Driver; Jim Ford; Sara N Beam
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Using children's and young adult literature can improve a variety of college classes in fields as varied as biology, computer game development, political science and history. The contributors describe innovative teaching strategies using dystopian fiction, graphic narratives, fairy tales and mythology. Children's literature can support student learning by raising levels of academic rigor, creativity and critical  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emily Dial-Driver; Jim Ford; Sara N Beam
ISBN: 9780786495023 0786495022
OCLC Number: 900446516
Description: vi, 299 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Inside the English classroom --
Out of the sandbox --
In appreciation of mere "horseflesh" --
Magical persuasion --
Once upon a time --
Making a case --
Graphic language (devices) in the high school classroom --
Steppin' out with "Jabberwocky" --
Composing a work that no one hero could compose alone --
The truth about native stories --
Beyond the English classroom --
Shifting perspectives --
The story, myth, legend of jumping mouse --
Happy hedgehogs, happy students --
Unwinding ethical questions --
Children's books from serious, adult concepts --
Image and text in The tale of Peter Rabbit --
Trees, not poles --
Freedom --
Thinking about the unthinkable --
Biology tales --
Biblical studies through Yertle, Aslan and Little red riding hood --
Timber!!! --
Growling bears --
Girls and boys stay in with media --
Student perspectives --
The whole picture --
Sources of morality --
My lady hero --
Tulsa's coming-of-age stories --
Into the swamp --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: edited by Emily Dial-Driver, Jim Ford and Sara N. Beam.

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"Using children's and young adult literature can improve a variety of college classes in fields as varied as biology, computer game development, political science and history. The contributors describe innovative teaching strategies using dystopian fiction, graphic narratives, fairy tales and mythology. Children's literature can support student learning by raising levels of academic rigor, creativity and critical thinking"--

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