Blending psychology and educational practices, the book draws on research, theory and practical wisdom to discuss aspects of teaching and classroom management.
The Inside, Outside, and Upside Downs of Children's Literature
From CCAC faculty: "This resource is incredibly detailed in terms of its chapters: it covers everything from the history of children's literature to fairy tales, fiction, and non-fiction (all required elements for the learning outcomes on the course master syllabus). As a bonus, the book contains a section on banned books, a topic I plan to organize the course around . It also delves into YA literature, which I plan to include in the course. The book in written in an engaging, conversational style that is superior to the textbook I was going to use. It also contains a multitude of links to outside resources: YouTube videos, fanfiction sites, articles, scholarly criticism, and more. Overall, I would strongly recommend this resource to my colleagues teaching Children's Literature as this 489-page resource truly covers every component of our course (and then some!)."
Steps to Success: Crossing the Bridge Between Literacy and Reseach and Practice
This book introduces instructional strategies linked to the most current research supported practices in the field of literacy.