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Good Books Matter: How to Choose and Use Children's Literature to Help Students Grow as Readers

3.75  ·  Rating Details  ·  8 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Based on extensive research on the features that make children's books appealing and appropriate, this valuable teacher resource offers guidance on selecting books, strategies for specific grade levels, suggestions for extension, and tips for assessment. This teacher-friendly book is organized around the major genres -- traditional literature, picture books, nonfiction, po ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published October 30th 2008 by Pembroke Publishers
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Canadian Children's Book Centre
Reviewed by Wendy Mason Geoghegan

Among the plethora of reading guides, Good Books Matter skims to the top, surpassing many available resources. The book’s brilliance results from extensive research in genre applications, information and relevant curriculum tie-ins. There are suggestions for in-class discussions, one-on-one discussions and chart examples that reflect and relate to the understanding and discovery of meaning through story contexts.

The seven chapters delineate awareness of progressi
Sonya Riley
A solid guide through the various sub-genres of Children's Literature with multiple, modern recommendations for children of all interests and reading levels.
Pembroke Publishers
Jul 19, 2013 Pembroke Publishers rated it it was amazing
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"…provides a great tool to encourage the use of children's literature n the classroom. It is truly a 'must have' guide." - Resource Links

"The enthusiasm of the authors is evident as they introduce the reader to a vast variety of potential books that teachers can bring into their classrooms." - CM Magazine

"This is an unsurpassed compilation of material that is relevant to all who want to learn more about why good books matter. Share the joy!" - Canadian Children's Book News
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