Using the Best Books for Teaching Readers and Writers Across Genres
"Organized by genre (picture books, traditional literature, modern fantasy, historical fiction, realistic fiction, poetry, and nonfiction), this book places quality children's literature at the heart of literacy teaching. The authors define each genre and its values for use with students; identify exemplary texts; and provide practical, engaging research-based lessons that teach specific literacy strategies and skills to both primary and intermediate grade students."
Check out their book Literature Is Back!
Listen to the authors, Carol Fuhler and Maria Walther, discuss the importance of using quality literature in the classroom in the following video clips.