Creating Space for Children's Literature


  • Frank Serafini


As teachers struggle to balance the needs of their students with the requirements of commercial reading materials, educators need to consider how teachers will create space for children's literature in today's classrooms. In this article, 10 practical recommendations for incorporating children's literature in the reading instructional framework and across the curriculum are offered. Each recommendation is intended to help teachers reenvision the role of children's literature, create space for children's literature across the curriculum, and respect children's literature as a work of art and literature, as well as a pedagogical resource.