Character Education: A Book Guide for Teachers, Librarians, and Parents

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Libraries Unlimited/Teacher Ideas Press, 2002 - Education - 228 pages
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This book offers a fresh way of teaching children the importance of values and good character. Designed for grades K-5, it provides material to use in discussions regarding character traits teachers want to help young citizens develop. Each of seventeen chapters focuses on a specific trait or virtue and identifies dozens of picture books, novels, biographies, and nonfiction titles that illustrate the trait and can be used as springboards to discussions. Introduced with a description, each chapter features annotations, cross-references to other traits, famous quotes, discussion starters, activity suggestions, and collaborative reading titles. A resource and reference guide, this book is essential for coaching young citizens in positive behavior.

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About the author (2002)

SHARRON L. MCELMEEL, Adjunct Instructor at Mount Mercy College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is a long-time educator and library media specialist who has built a national reputation in the area of children's literature and is an often-requested conference speaker. She was named Iowa Reading Teacher of the Year in 1987 and was nominated as Iowa's Teacher of the Year in 1997.

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