Children’s literature is the body of written works and accompanying illustrations produced inorder to entertain and instruct young people.The fundamental goal of children’s literature is to instruct and entertain. It covers various diverse themes such as mystery, fantasy and war. Some themes are discernible to the young reader, whereas some are more likely to be understood by an adult reader. This means that children’s literature is accessible to all ages, with different pieces of information within the text becoming clearer each time it is read. After studying various children’s texts, many themes, that most, if not all books shared, were noticeably alike.
Literature Overview By reading aloud and exposing students to cultural literacy, it allow students to gain new perspective from different cultures. This lesson requires five cultural diverse books that are central themed with the well-known Cinderella story. By examining these books, I hope that students will appreciate the cultures from Mexico, China, India, Persia, and Hmong. In addition, these books are fictional cultural diverse books that are fairy tales which will engage students to comprehend a story with a central theme, yet see how they can have different points on view influenced by culture, likewise these books mirror on comparisons and differences. Second grade students will be encouraged to ask and answer questions.
However, children visualize the story by their eyes and get the content by their ears (cf. 21). Reading aloud by parents or later on, reading for themselves, mediate different values to the children, too. In the following, this essay will discuss in how far a book deals with different social values or general knowledge and in how far books can shape the perception of children. The text of the American picture book The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton, published in 1942, will be exemplified analyzed to illustrate the topic.
According to vijay kumar Mehta,” Manju Kapur, the radical feminist, truly presents the hidden intricacies of women psyche in her novels. Her protagonists make an effort to dismantle the gender polarization up to a great extent Gender polarization is a concept that what is feminine cannot be masculine and what is masculine cannot be feminine. It is expected of men and women to display stereotypic gender roles. It utilizes the differences between the two groups of male and female to designate particular characteristics to group members of one group and not the other. Sandra Bem describes “the relationship between men and women as a division of social responsibilities.
As of 1970s, shifting styles, forms, and narrator’s voices, puns, neologisms and unusual syntax have been integral parts of feminist writing in France. Some feminist writers even allege that any language currently spoken in the world is more or less dominated by men, or even created by men, as a result of the disadvantage of the women in participating the social life and education. When one also considers how meaning making and language are interrelated, it becomes quite clear why language plays a very significant role for the feminist writer as well as translators as they are the main distributers of their ideas around the world. Many feminist theorists engaged in language related research claim that ‘in order to change the male-dominated language, both morphological and syntactical rules will have to be revised’ (Leonardi, 2007, 42).
Feminism is a discourse that involves various movements, theories and philosophies which are concerned with the issue of gender difference; it also advocates equality for women and campaigns for women’s rights and interests. Feminist theory is associated with the analysis and explanation of women’s subordinate social situation. It seeks to analyze the condition which shapes women’s lives and to explore cultural perception of what it means to be a woman. In the early twentieth century there were some important feminist thinkers: Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935), Simone de Beauvoir (1908-86) and Betty Friedan (1921-2006). Like them Rokeya also appeared as a strong voice of feminism.
Scholars had found that teaching children through literature and stories could be useful than the traditional ways of teaching. Adding to that, reading stories can help the children to develop their self-confidence, advance their knowledge and their language. Also, it will make them more imaginative, creative, and emotional. Publishing books for young readers in England had approximately started in the seventeenth century. Not all the books that the children read during this century were intended to be children’s books, Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, for example, was published as adult’s story but children were interested in reading it.
The researcher emphasis is on the children’s literature as literature, rather than creating a book of instructional exercises or teaching aids. The best tools any teacher can have for presenting literature to students are a love of books, a sense of the beauty of language, and a joy in the magic of story. Only then the literature can be shared effectively with children. The Context for Children Literature i. History of Children’s Literature ii.
The researcher attempts to review the arguments of supporting hypothesis whether we acquire advanced skills in composition primarily in reading, specifically by self-motivated reading for interest and or pleasure. This apparent contradiction is resolved by the simple hypothesis that reading and instruction or practice make different sorts of contributions to the development of writing skills. Awad Soliman Keshta, Ismail Ibrahim Harb, 2013: The effectiveness of a blended learning program on developing Palestinian tenth grader’s English writing
Quality literature are pieces of writing that comment on, and introduce more serious topics and issues of humanity in a softer, more approachable manner towards children. Saxby (_______) proposes that as children’s literature contributes to the growth and development of their imagination, quality literature should provoke a child’s sensory, emotional, cognitive and moral experiences. The writing should act as a vessel to communicate and reflect on issues present in everyday life in an imaginative, artistic and interesting way. There are many literature pieces I read as a child that can be classified as quality. Anthony Browne’s Willy The Wimp series targets a range of topics such as bullying, self-confidence, stereotypes and more, through both the storyline and exciting illustrations.