Picture This

How Pictures Work

Author: Molly Bang

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781587170300

Category: Design

Page: 96

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The illustrator of a retelling of "Little Red Riding Hood" provides a step-by-step account of her work to reveal the principles of illustration and the role of shape and color in expressing ideas and emotions.
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Picture This

How Pictures Work

Author: N.A

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452154228

Category: Art

Page: 152

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Molly Bang's brilliant, insightful, and accessible treatise is now revised and expanded for its 25th anniversary. Bang's powerful ideas—about how the visual composition of images works to engage the emotions, and how the elements of an artwork can give it the power to tell a story—remain unparalleled in their simplicity and genius. Why are diagonals dramatic? Why are curves calming? Why does red feel hot and blue feel cold? First published in 1991, Picture This has changed the way artists, illustrators, reviewers, critics, and readers look at and understand art.
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A Picture Book Primer: Understanding and Using Picture Books

Understanding and Using Picture Books

Author: Denise I. Matulka

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313363560

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

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Everything you want to know about picture books can be found in this simple and straightforward guide. After defining the picture book and describing its history and technological evolution, the author helps you better understand and appreciate picture books by describing how they're made-their anatomy, types of illustration, layouts, design elements, and typography-various types of picture books (genres, formats, styles), how picture books work (the art of the story), and how they relate to child development and literacy. Picture book reviews, building a collection, using picture books with various age groups, and issues such as multicultural literature, classics, and controversial titles are some of the other topics covered.
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Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy

Author: D. C. Phillips

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452230897

Category: Education

Page: 952

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Education is a field sometimes beset by theories-of-the-day and with easy panaceas that overpromise the degree to which they can alleviate pressing educational problems. The two-volume Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy introduces readers to theories that have stood the test of time and those that have provided the historical foundation for the best of contemporary educational theory and practice. Drawing together a team of international scholars, this invaluable reference examines the global landscape of all the key theories and the theorists behind them and presents them in the context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses. In addition to interpretations of long-established theories, this work offers essays on cutting-edge research and concise, to-the-point definitions of key concepts, ideas, schools, and figures. Features: Over 300 signed entries by trusted experts in the field are organized into two volumes and overseen by a distinguished General Editor and an international Editorial Board. Entries are followed by cross references and further reading suggestions. A Chronology of Theory within the field of education highlights developments over the centuries; a Reader’s Guide groups entries thematically, and a master Bibliography facilitates further study. The Reader’s Guide, detailed index, and cross references combine for strong search-and-browse capabilities in the electronic version. Available in a choice of print or electronic formats, Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy is an ideal reference for anyone interested in the roots of contemporary educational theory.
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Old Mother Bear

Author: Victoria Miles

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811850339

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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A twenty-four-year-old grizzly bear gives birth to her last litter of cubs, then spends three years teaching them what they need to know to survive in their southern British Columbia home before they go off on their own. Includes facts about grizzlies and the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary.
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books, 3rd Edition

The Inside Story on Publishing Kids’ Books—from Beginning to End!

Author: Harold D. Underdown

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101460806

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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'Honest and precise, everything about writing for children there is to know.' Jane Yolen, author Here is the comprehensive guide to writing, publishing, and selling for an ever-expanding and always exciting children's market, now in a new and updated third edition. - Includes new chapters on self-publishing and on "how to choose a how-to", plus revision and updates throughout. - Offers practical advice on getting started and on dealing with out-of-print books. - Covers picture books, chapter books, nonfiction, middle-grade and young novels, and common formats and genres. - Reveals what happens inside a children's publishing company, and provides guidance in working with an editor. - Sample cover and query letters, manuscript format, glossary, and recommended resources in an extensive appendix. - Plus information on agents, contracts, copyright, marketing and more.
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Creating Meaning Through Literature and the Arts

An Integration Resource for Classroom Teachers

Author: Claudia E. Cornett

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131718784

Category: Art

Page: 434

View: 978

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For pre-service and graduate level courses in Arts Integration, Art Methods, Music Education, Drama Education, Dance Education, and Literacy Block Courses. Are you looking to learn a new way to engage and motivate K-12 learners including those who are gifted, at-risk, or who have special needs? The new edition of this best selling text on arts-based teaching redefines literacy to include the arts (literature, drama, dance, and music) as a way to understand the world and express oneself. This research-based arts instruction provides teachers with a way to engage and motivate all learners, cultivate a positive classroom environment, and encourage life-long learning. Begin using arts-based instruction in your classroom immediately through an Arts Integration Blueprint comprised of 10 building blocks for arts-based instruction that includes collaborative unit planning, best arts-based teaching practices, and assessment for learning. Five Seed Strategy chapters provide a compendium of activities to use literature, art, music, drama, and dance as everyday teaching tools. literacy needed by classroom teachers (as outlined in the new INTASC standards). This is a must-have resource for teachers who want to use the arts to motivate students and enhance achievement.
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This Book Contains Graphic Language

Comics as Literature

Author: Rocco Versaci

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9780826428783

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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This Book Contains Graphic Language looks at different literary forms and genres—including journalism, fiction, memoirs, and film—in relation to their comic book counterparts. By demonstrating the ways in which comic books (and graphic novels) both reflect upon, and expand the boundaries of literature, Rocco Versaci demonstrates that comics have earned the right to be taken just as seriously as any other literary form. As comics and graphic novels become more popular than ever, literary critics are finding that they now have a new subject to examine. But while many advocates of the medium maintain that comics are a true art form, there have been no detailed comparisons among comics and "legitimate" types of literature. Filling this void, This Book Contains Graphic Language examines different literary forms in relation to their comic book counterparts. These literatures include prose memoir, Holocaust memoir, journalism, film, and-for lack of a better term-the "classics." Each richly-illustrated chapter outlines the key issues of one of these forms and then explores how comic books have been able to reflect and expand upon those issues in unique ways. The comics discussed include Eightball by Daniel Clowes, Love and Rockets by Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez, American Splendor by Harvey Pekar, Maus by Art Spiegelman, Palestine by Joe Sacco, Frontline Combat and Two-Fisted Tales from EC Comics, Sandman by Neil Gaiman and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen by Alan Moore. By examining the ways in which these and other comic books and graphic novels expand the boundaries of literature, English professor Rocco Versaci demonstrates that the medium of comics has earned the right to be regarded as an important artistic and literary form.
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The Music and Literacy Connection

Author: Dee Hansen,Elaine Denise Bernstorf,Gayle M. Stuber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 272

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A practical text with ideas that can immediately be put to use in the classroom. This book goes beyond a thematic link between reading and music to an examination of those skills that are directly parallel in music learning and text reading. Including instructional examples, it provides specific strategies for music and reading teachers to support each other. It also presents the latest research supporting the links between music and literacy, making it a valuable advocacy resource.
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Storytime

Young Children's Literary Understanding in the Classroom

Author: Lawrence R. Sipe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 305

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The author draws on his own extensive research in urban classrooms to present a grounded theoretical model of young childrens understanding of picture storybooks. Advancing a much broader and deeper theory of literary understanding, the author suggests that children respond in five different ways during picture storybook readalounds; that these responses reveal that children are engaged in five different types of literary meaning-making; and that these five types of meaning-making are instantiations of five foundational aspects of literary understanding.
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