ebook Young Children's Literary Understanding in the Classroom · Language and Literacy

By Lawrence R. Sipe

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Presents a comprehensive, theoretically grounded model of children's understanding of picture storybooks—the first to focus specifically on young children. Relevant to contemporary young children from a wide variety of ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds, this dynamic volume includes a wealth of examples of children's responses to literature and how teachers scaffold their interpretation of stories.

"The highest recommendation I can make is that I learned so much. . . . You will too!"

—From the Foreword by P. David Pearson, University of California, Berkeley

"The single most important book on this topic since Applebee's The Child's Concept of Story . . . it is also a pleasure to read."

Lee Galda, University of Minnesota

"Sipe provides a comprehensive theory of literary understanding specific to contemporary young children's interactions with picture books. Storytime is grounded in well-documented research, an in-depth knowledge of literary theory, and enlivened by insightful commentary."

Glenna Sloan, Professor Emerita, Queens College of the City University of New York

"As a working illustrator who spends most days drawing or painting or dreaming about children's picturebooks, I sometimes wonder, 'Is there really any point to all of this?' In this book, Larry Sipe shows me clearly, wittily, and thoroughly that there is."

Chris Raschka, Caldecott Medal–winning children's book author and illustrator

"Those of us who work with children, picturebooks, and teachers could have no more insightful guide to their interactions than Larry Sipe himself."

Nancy L. Roser, University of Texas, Austin