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Exploring Values Through Literature, Multimedia, and Literacy Events 9780872072978

Exploring Values Through Literature, Multimedia, and Literacy Events

Making Connections

ISBN-10: 0872072975
ISBN-13: 9780872072978
PUBLISHER: International Reading Association
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Product Description: What are the effects of the information explosion on children's hearts, minds, and behaviors? Where do we learn-and how do we learn-the values necessary to live in our world? The exploration of values, contend editors Patricia Ruggiano Schmidt and Ann Watts Pailliotet, is a process that should not be left to chance. The contributors to this book-literacy teachers, teacher educators, and authors of literature for children and young adults-believe there is a need to bring the explicit study of values into classrooms to help young people function more effectively in their communities and beyond. Exploring Values Through Literature, Multimedia, and Literacy Events: Making Connections highlights the important links among home, school, and global society that will help students understand one another and contribute to a cohesive community. The authors describe the work of educators and children, and the materials and strategies they use to explore values such as compassion, caring, sharing, respect, and appreciation of cultural differences. Some of the chapter topics include * multicultural literature and family stories * critical media literacy and values * technology and values * schoolwide approaches for teaching values through literature and multimedia.The authors contend that literature, multimedia, and literacy events can be used to promote not only the language arts, but also student choice, cooperative learning, and critical thinking. For those who already explore values in the classroom, this book provides affirmation and many useful ideas. For those who want to learn more about how to explore values in the classroom, it offers activities to use right away. Patricia Ruggiano Schmidt is an associate professor of literacy and elementary education at Le Moyne College, Syracuse, New York, USA. Ann Watts Pailliotet is an associate professor of education at Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington, USA.

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