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Cianciolo, Patricia J.

Overview
Works: 49 works in 130 publications in 1 language and 6,469 library holdings
Genres: Bibliographies  Illustrated works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Book reviews  Reviews  Conference papers and proceedings  Lists  History  Catalogs  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: Z1037, 011.62
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Patricia J Cianciolo
Informational picture books for children by Patricia J Cianciolo( )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 2,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents guidelines for evaluating quality in informational books, and features descriptions of 260 contemporary informational picture books for children from six months to fourteen years, grouped in eight categories including the natural world, numbers and arithmetic, children and families, and arts and crafts
Picture books for children by Patricia J Cianciolo( Book )

28 editions published between 1973 and 1997 in English and held by 1,852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an introduction to picture books and the criteria for their evaluation, grouped by such themes as family, the world, and imagination
Illustrations in children's books by Patricia J Cianciolo( Book )

28 editions published between 1970 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... directed primarily to the elementary classroom teacher who wants to design and implement an effective program of literature for children."--Page vii
Picture Books Plus by Patricia J Cianciolo( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this innovative guide, a children's librarian and a teacher team up to identify the best picture books for addressing specific areas of the curriculum. Filled with extension activities that provide countless teachable moments in the areas of math, science, music, drama, and art, this book also promotes a love of books in young readers. A few of the many activities are:. Expressive drama activities such as improvisation, reader's theater, charades, and magic. Engaging art activities that focus on creativity, not just following instructions. Toe-tapping music activities such as learning rhyth
The language arts in the elementary school: a forum for focus by Martha L King( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the differences between instinct and intelligence using as examples the behavior of man and various other animals
Adventuring with books : a booklist for pre-K--grade 8 by National Council of Teachers of English( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching children to respond critically/aesthetically to picture books as literature by Patricia J Cianciolo( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The analysis of commonly used literature curriculum materials by Patricia J Cianciolo( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The literary time line in American history; Rx for social studies by Patricia J Cianciolo( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonard Everett Fisher : a life of art by Leonard Everett Fisher( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criteria for the use of trade books in the elementary school program by Patricia J Cianciolo( )

6 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical thinking in the study of children's literature in the elementary grades by Patricia J Cianciolo( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experts define the ideal elementary literature program by Patricia J Cianciolo( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Instructor's resource guide to accompany Through the eyes of a child : an introduction to children's literature [by] Donna E. Norton by Patricia J Cianciolo( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Study of Literature in a Fifth-Grade Classroom : One Teacher's Perspective. Elementary Subjects Center Series No. 83 by Barbara A Quirk( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A descriptive/observational study examined one teacher's approach to teaching literature in a heterogeneous, self-contained fifth-grade classroom in a growing suburban community in southeastern Michigan during one school year. The teacher (with 21 years experience) was selected by the Murray Hill School administrators and was observed once a week for 1.5 hours each time. Data included a teacher interview, conferences before and after classroom observations, field notes, audio tapes of each observed literature lesson, and interviews with and written and graphic response of six students. Results indicated that the teacher: (1) understood and valued the importance of exposing students to a variety of literary genre; (2) wanted students to understand that there were specific criteria and techniques to analyze literature; (3) emphasized in various ways that she thought literature should be valued for the aesthetic experience it offers; (4) often asked the students to engage in creative writing activities; (5) helped students develop collaborative learning skills; and (6) chose reading materials of keen interest to students. However, results also indicated that the teacher did not appear to help students recognize the criteria and techniques for determining the merits of a literary selection, and that the teacher appeared to need assistance in learning about the role that questioning plays in eliciting higher order thinking, especially critical aesthetic response to literature. (A group advertisement for one of the books read and several semantic webs are included; seven professional references and 16 children's literature selections are attached.) (RS)
Teaching and Learning Critical Aesthetic Response to Literature : an Instructional Improvement Study in Grades K-5. Elementary Subjects Center Series No. 75 by Patricia J Cianciolo( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed to improve the teaching and learning of critical aesthetic response to literature, a 2-year collaborative study involved 20 teachers, 2 university-based researchers, and approximately 300 elementary school students in the Lansing, Michigan, area. The study examined aspects of the teachers' understanding of the theory and their practices pertaining to some crucial issues that affect this approach to literature. The issues examined included: the nature of literature and of critical thinking, critical aesthetic response to literature, and assessment procedures). Major objectives of the study were: (1) to help students become acquainted with all types of literature; (2) to create an environment in which literature is valued and enjoyed for the aesthetic experience it offers; and (3) to create an environment in which literature is valued and enjoyed for the varied and valid uses one can make of it. While all of the teachers taught some aspect of critical aesthetic response to literature, individual teachers chose different kinds of literature and encouraged different aspects of response. Results indicated that: (1) through the study and implementation of questioning techniques and through the activities they chose, the students learned to verbalize more precisely their responses to literature; and (2) critical aesthetic development consists of a very gradual acquisition of insights about the aesthetic aspects of a literary selection. The study concluded that elementary school students, even those in kindergarten and first grade, are quite capable of learning how to respond critically aesthetically to literature. (Six tables of data are included; 21 professional references and a 70-item children's literature bibliography are attached.) (RS)
Children's literature, old and new by NCTE Committee on Children's Literature Old and New( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experts Define the Ideal Elementary Literature Program. Elementary Subjects Center Series No. 29 by Patricia J Cianciolo( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study examined the views of six experts in the teaching of literature concerning ideal curricula in literature at the elementary school level. Data were developed from a detailed, written document in which the experts (three university professors who had made significant scholarly contributions in children's literature and three elementary school teachers with glowing reputations in the pedagogical area) provided feedback about ideal curricula in general and the literature curriculum in the elementary grades in particular. In terms of commonalities and differences, results revealed that all the experts agreed with the features of ideal curriculum described in the set of framing questions sent to each respondent. They favored a curriculum in literature that is much more focused and coherent than currently is the norm. Most respondents also viewed literature as an opportunity for fostering important goals--both within language arts and across other subject matter areas. Literature was considered a good tool for teaching writing, for example, or as a vehicle for teaching content in social studies. One respondent thought that good literature led to greater self-understanding. Results also revealed that the concept of literature as an aesthetic object worthy of study in its own right was notably absent in the perspectives represented. (An appendix contains the mission statements and objectives of this curriculum improvement study.) (Author/KEH)
Images of Minorities in the Illustrations of Children's Books by Patricia J Cianciolo( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper delineates some desirable characteristics of illustrations for children's books about minorities. After noting that many contemporary book illustrations are expressionistic and should not be interpreted in a literal manner, the paper discusses the following qualities that should characterize illustrations of minority people: the illustrations should depict individuals from the diverse cultural groups involved in universal experiences; the individuals from the diverse groups should be shown participating in, or functioning according to, the traditions or salient shared experiences most commonly retained by the members of their culture group; the illustrations should offer the readers positive and authentic images of individuals; they should depict all types and classes of people within a single culture group; and each individual should be portrayed in a variety of realistic situations and should exhibit unique characteristics. The paper cites many specific book illustrations that exemplify the characteristics discussed and includes a bibliography of the books cited. (Gw)
Iconoclastic Literature for Young People Has "Arrived"! by Patricia J Cianciolo( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary changes in ideology and attitudes are reflected in all literature, and that written for children is no exception. This "mimetic approach" to the study of literature takes into account the influence of history on art. Although traditional themes persist, three types of modern themes are becoming increasingly prevalent in children's literature: Existentialist, in which the deeds of the individual protaganist assume primary importance and story line is characteristically open-ended; Impressionist, characterized by the perception of action through the eyes of a single observer; and Surrealist, in which the irrational and dreamlike is stressed. These new forms mirror the current emphasis on flexibility and rapid change. In both the appraisal of literature and the selection of reading for children, educators and librarians must strike a balance between permanent and changing values. (A bibliography of relevant children's books is included.) (Ks)
 
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Alternative Names
Cianciolo Patricia

Cianciolo, Patricia 1927-

Cianciolo, Patricia J.

Cianciolo, Patricia Jean

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English (97)