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Exploring diversity : literature themes and activities for grades 4-8

Author: Jean E Brown; Elaine C Stephens
Publisher: Englewood, Colo. : Teacher Ideas Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Overview: Help students explore their own identity through fiction, biographies, and autobiographies; examine their most significant relationships (i.e., with family members and friends); and learn about different racial, ethnic, and cultural traditions through contemporary realistic fiction and historical fiction. Brown and Stephens also describe outstanding books and authors that enhance the perspective of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jean E Brown; Elaine C Stephens
ISBN: 1563083221 9781563083228
OCLC Number: 33439744
Description: x, 210 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Teaching about diversity through literature: --
Authentic connections with literature --
Multicultural literature in the classroom --
Characteristics of readers, grades four through eight --
References --
Implementing multicultural literature: --
Reader involvement model --
Implementation model --
References --
Themes And Activities: --
Heritage: understanding our past: --
Goals --
Chapter overview --
In their own words --
Initiating experiences --
Reading and connecting experiences: --
Picture book --
Focus books --
Reflecting and internalizing experiences: --
Further reading --
Themes And Activities: Identity: --
Identity: seeking a sense of self: --
Goals --
Chapter overview --
In their own words --
Initiating experiences --
Reading and connecting experiences: --
Picture book --
Focus books --
Reflecting and internalizing experiences --
Further reading --
Identity: sense of belonging: --
Goals --
Chapter overview --
In their own words --
Initiating experiences --
Reading and connecting experiences: --
Picture book --
Focus books --
Reflecting and internalizing experiences --
Further reading --
Themes And Activities: Getting Along With Others: --
Getting along with others: family: --
Goals --
Chapter overview --
In their own words --
Initiating experiences --
Reading and connecting experiences: --
Picture book --
Focus books --
Reflecting and internalizing experiences --
Further reading --
Getting along with others: friends: --
Goals --
Chapter overview --
In their own words --
Initiating experiences --
Reading and connecting experiences: --
Picture book --
Focus books --
Reflecting and internalizing experiences --
Further reading --
Celebrating diversity: books and authors too good to miss: --
Books too good to miss: --
Picture books --
Twelve novels too good to miss --
More responding activities: --
Literature circles --
Book talks --
Book sharing --
Authors too good to miss: --
Marion Dane Bauer --
Joyce Hansen --
Walter Dean Myers --
Gary Soto --
Virginia Euwer Wolff --
Laurence Yep --
Author study: --
Celebrating diversity with award-winning books --
Professional references --
Index --
About the authors.
Responsibility: Jean E. Brown, Elaine C. Stephens.
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A text that aims to help teachers to instil in students an awareness of and respect for their own and other people's customs and beliefs. It presents themes and activities, designed to heighten  Read more...

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