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Some of my best friends are books : guiding gifted readers from preschool to high school

Author: Judith Wynn Halsted
Publisher: Scottsdale, Ariz. : Great Potential Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Suggests reading materials, themes, and discussion questions for intellectual development, and includes an annotated list of fiction and nonfiction titles, arranged by levels from preschool to twelfth grade.
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Genre/Form: Bibliographies
Bibliography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Wynn Halsted
ISBN: 0910707510 9780910707510
OCLC Number: 48613698
Description: xxi, 527 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. I. The children --
1. The heart of the child : emotional development --
Establishing an identity --
Being alone --
Relationships with others --
Using abilities --
How books can help --
References --
2. The mind of the child : intellectual development --
The need for intellectual development --
The child in charge --
Obstacles in the way --
The importance of parents --
How books can help --
References. pt. II. The process --
3. Reading guidance --
Fundamentals of reading guidance --
Reading patterns : what to expect --
Special characteristics of gifted readers --
Reading aloud --
Avid readers and resistant readers --
References --
4. Emotional development through books --
Bibliotherapy --
Literature for bibliotherapy --
Logistics : organizing discussion groups at school --
Logistics : organizing discussions at home --
Planning for discussion --
Goals of bibliotherapy at different stages --
An author's view --
Bibliotherapy : an affirmation of strengths --
References --
5. Intellectual development through books --
What books can do for intellectual development --
What schools are doing with books and reading : a primer for parents --
Reading programs for gifted students --
Discussing books at school --
Discussing books at home --
Using the library --
References. pt. III. The books --
6. Choosing books that challenge --
Books for older children --
Suggested book lists --
References --
7. All the wealth : children's literature --
Fiction --
Nonfiction --
Biography --
Traditional literature --
Fantasy and science fiction --
Poetry --
Books about children's literature --
Reference books about children's literature --
References --
8. Annotated bibliography --
Categories --
Preschool --
Two and three years old --
Four years old --
Early elementary (K-grade two) --
Upper elementary (Grades three-five) --
Middle school (Grades six-eight) --
Senior high (Grades nine-twelve).
Responsibility: Judith Wynn Halsted.

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Suggests reading materials, themes, and discussion questions for intellectual development, and includes an annotated list of fiction and nonfiction titles, arranged by levels from preschool to twelfth grade.

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