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Table of Contents Page Introduction 1 Chapter 1: Why It's Important for Young Children to Learn About Disabilities and Chronic Illness 5 Introduction 5 Influence of Books and Reading 6 Bias Free Curriculum 8 Inclusionary Programs 9 Emergent Literacy 9 Diverse Children's Literature & Materials 11 Diversity Self-Quiz 12 Chapter 2: Using Books with Young Children 15 Introduction 15 Reading to Infants 16 Reading to Toddlers & Preschoolers 17 Reading Aloud to Children 17 Additional Hints for Reading to Young Children 19 Chapter 3: Learning About Likenesses and Difference 21 Introduction 21 Children's Awareness of Differences 21 How We Are Alike, Yet Different 22 Annotated Bibliography: Children's Books About Differences 24 Chapter 4: Talking About Disabilities and Chronic Illness With Young Children 33 Introduction 33 Respect and Dignity 34 Using "Person First" Language 35 Spiraling Concepts Throughout the Curriculum or Throughout Time 38 Overview of Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses with Responses to Children's Questions 39 Chapter 5: Annotated Bibliography: Children's Books that Include Characters with Disabilities or Illness 59 Introduction of Bibliographic Information 59 Annotated Bibliography 63 Chapter 6: Children's Books Cross-Referenced by Disability and Chronic Illness 147 Introduction 147 Books Listed by Disability and Chronic Illness 148 Chapter 7: Curriculum Panning Using Theme and Literature-Based Approaches 159 Introduction 159 Developing Text Sets 160 Using a Theme Approach 162 Using a Literature-Based Approach 163 Using Inclusionary Units/Webs 165 Chapter 8: Children's Books Cross-Referenced by Theme 169 Introduction 169 Books Listed by Theme 170 Chapter 9: Text Set Lesson 193 Introduction 193 Sample Lesson Plans 195 Text Set Lesson Plan Form 197 Appendix A Images & Encounters Profile-Tool to Review Books with Characters with Disabilities 199 Appendix B Children's Books That Include Persons with Disabilities or Illnesses Alphabetized by Title 201 Appendix C Children's Books Cross-Referenced by Category- According to How the Disability or Illness was Presented in the Story 209 Appendix D Activities for Teaching Young Children About Disabilities 219 Appendix E Publishers of Children's Books 225 Appendix F National Disability Organizations and Agencies 235 Index 239
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Children Books and reading United States, People with disabilities Juvenile literature Bibliography, Chronically ill Juvenile literature Bibliography, Children's literature Bibliography, Toleration Study and teaching (Primary)Toleration Study and teaching (Preschool)Education, Primary Curricula, Education, Preschool Curricula