Integrating Children's Literature
Taking Full Advantage of Children's Literature
Version of Record online: 4 APR 2012
© 2012 by the International Reading Association, Inc
The Reading Teacher
Volume 65, Issue 7, pages 457–459, April 2012
How to Cite
Serafini, F. (2012), Taking Full Advantage of Children's Literature. The Reading Teacher, 65: 457–459. doi: 10.1002/TRTR.01067
- Issue online: 4 APR 2012
- Version of Record online: 4 APR 2012
Teachers need a deeper understanding of the texts being discussed, in particular the various textual and visual aspects of picturebooks themselves, including the images, written text and design elements, to support how readers made sense of these texts.
As teachers become familiar with aspects of literary criticism, art history, visual grammar, picturebook design, peritextual devices and narrative theories, they are better positioned to take full advantage of the discussions that occur in their classrooms.