Exploring Children's Literature focuses on the range of fiction texts incorporated in the National Curriculum for England and the National Literacy Strategy, but also provides examples from world literature written in English, including American and Australian fiction. Examples from work in translation are also included. Exploring Children's Literature addresses the requirements of the primary core curriculum for ITT English. It is designed to be used either to support distance learning, as an aid to self-study or as a course text. Exploring Children's Literature will help readers to: - develop their understanding of literature within social, cultural and political reading practices - extend their knowledge of language features and conventions of different genres - develop skills in analytical and critical reading.
Table of Contents
Developing Personal Knowledge about Books Narrative Narration and Point of View Narrative Structure, Time and Cohesion Character, Setting and Themes Language and Style Genres and Traditional Stories Fantasy, Realism and Writing about the Past Reading and Responding Fiction for the Classroom Keeping in Touch with Children's Books