Constructing Meaning

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Author: Joyce Bainbridge
Publisher: Harcourt Canada
ISBN: 9780774736602
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Constructing Meaning by Joyce Bainbridge


Original Title: Constructing Meaning

This text introduces all aspects of language arts instruction, while emphasizing the integration and interdependence of each element (reading, writing, speaking, and listening). Topical coverage includes language development and emerging literacy, the teaching of reading and writing, the role of drama and children's literature in the classroom, and methods of assessment.

Canadian Identity And Its Representation In Fiction For Children And Young Adults By Tim Wynne Jones And James Houston

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Author: Yvonne Studtfeld
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3640136578
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Canadian Identity And Its Representation In Fiction For Children And Young Adults By Tim Wynne Jones And James Houston by Yvonne Studtfeld


Original Title: Canadian Identity And Its Representation In Fiction For Children And Young Adults By Tim Wynne Jones And James Houston

Examination Thesis from the year 2008 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel (Englisches Seminar), 65 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: “Since Canada’s literary tradition is fairly new, it is only natural that there should exist a genuine concern for identity.”1 Consequently, numerous works have addressed the question: What is Canadian about Canadian literature? A general answer is hard to find, among other reasons because the concept of Canadian identity as such is anything but trivial. The connections between national literature and national identity are generally acknowledged and have been thoroughly analysed. As Miriam Richter points out, [i]t is only very recently though, that the role of Canadian children’s literature in the process of defining national identity has come to be examined. Therefore, publications dealing exclusively with this topic exist to a comparatively small extent as yet.2 Despite the ongoing public and scholarly discussion of Canadian identity, it is important to ask whether the question of national identity is still a meaningful one when globalisation is changing the world and rendering national borders increasingly permeable. Economic alliances such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which facilitates trade between Canada, The United States and Mexico, could work towards a relaxation not only of legal but also of cultural borders. There are economists who claim that national boundaries are no longer meaningful concepts, but even though the role of the nation-state has certainly changed in the process of globalisation, the state remains a meaningful force in the modern world.3 Anderson argues that: the ‘end of the era of nationalism,’ so long prophesied, is not remotely in sight. Indeed, nation-ness is the most universally legitimate value in the political life of our time.4 Besides the fact that there has been very little research done on the topic of identity in Canadian children’s literature, there is more reason to a substantiated interest in this area.

Reading Diversity Through Canadian Picture Books

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Author: Ingrid Johnston
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442666420
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Reading Diversity Through Canadian Picture Books by Ingrid Johnston


Original Title: Reading Diversity Through Canadian Picture Books

What is the value of picture books in educating a diverse society? This collection of original essays explores how preservice teachers from faculties of education across Canada engage with issues of diversity and national identity as represented in children’s picture books. Based on research drawn from education courses and student teaching experiences, the book illustrates new and culturally relevant approaches to curricula that meet the needs of increasingly diverse student bodies. The volume focuses on picture books as a central body of texts, drawing on recent reading theory and exploring the implications of bringing the works into school classrooms. Together, the essays offer a unique cross-Canada perspective on how picture books can help students and teachers explore identities, uncover personal and national histories, and locate a sense of place.

King Bidgood S In The Bathtub

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Author: Audrey Wood
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780152055783
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King Bidgood S In The Bathtub by Audrey Wood


Original Title: King Bidgood S In The Bathtub

When the contented King Bidgood refuses to get out of his magnificent bathtub, one by one all the members of the court become involved in luring the stubborn monarch from his tub, in a new edition of an award-winning title packaged with a musical CD that contains six original songs. A Caldecott Honor Book, ALA Notable Children's Book, & Children's BOMC Main.

The Picture Book Experience

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Author: Larry Swartz
Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited
ISBN: 1551382350
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The Picture Book Experience by Larry Swartz


Original Title: The Picture Book Experience

A deeper way of looking at picture books as tools for learning, this book shows how reading and response can improve understanding. The book includes reading tips and comprehension activities, and lists of books and authors to ensure that every reader will discover a new favourite.

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