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Norton, Donna E.

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Works: 60 works in 175 publications in 3 languages and 5,744 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Donna E Norton
Through the eyes of a child : an introduction to children's literature by Donna E Norton( Book )

53 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No text better prepares you for evaluating, choosing, and sharing quality childrens literature than Through the Eyes of a Child: An Introduction to Childrens Literature (with MyEducationKit). This streamlined eighth edition continues to provide a visually stunning, theoretically sound, comprehensive overview of childrens literature. Sharpened focus on contemporary issues in the field, deepened coverage of biography and informational books, and newly integrated technology give this new edition added relevance in the changing field. In addition to the text's contemporary and valuable information on literature for younger readers, some of the brightest stars of childrens literature lend their talents to the new edition, providing insight into the craft and addressing the changing needs of middle grades readers
The effective teaching of language arts by Donna E Norton( Book )

17 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Effective teaching of language arts requires commitment to excellence on the part of classroom teachers. The language arts include speaking, listening, reading and writing. Excellence cannot be attained without thorough knowledge of the language arts and understanding of methods that develop language arts abilities in children
Language arts activities for children by Donna E Norton( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grade level: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, p, e, i, t
Multicultural children's literature : through the eyes of many children by Donna E Norton( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To help children learn how to live in a diverse society and strive for common goals toward peace, teachers can share multicultural literature, beginning first by sharing the nature of oral language in storytelling and learning to appreciate the role of oral tradition in transmitting the culture, philosophy, and language of different peoples. Norton's second edition of Multicultural Literature: Through the Eyes of Many Children explains to teachers how to do that and further provides meaningful discussions and authentic literature examples. In separate chapters on African American, Native American, Latino, Asian, Jewish, and Middle Eastern literature, the text demonstrates how each culture has been influenced by history and created values, beliefs, and philosophies shared through its literature - offering readers ideas for providing children with positive multicultural experiences and increasing cross-cultural understandings. The text also shares with teachers guidance for beginning an exploration of multicultural literature and a framework for authenticating cultural examples."--BOOK JACKET
The impact of literature-based reading by Donna E Norton( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literacy for life by Donna E Norton( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vistas in reading literature : silver level by Donna E Norton( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reader on the fifth-grade level with stories, poems, plays, and nonfiction by world-famous authors. Includes study questions, activities, and exercises
The Making of the childhood mind( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Instructor's resource manual to accompany : Through the eyes of a child : an introduction to children's literature by Donna E Norton( Book )

2 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The workplace responds to domestic violence : a resource guide for employers, unions, and advocates( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the eyes of a child by Donna E Norton( Book )

3 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comparison of the oral reading errors of high and low ability first and third graders taught by two approaches : synthetic phonic and analytic-eclectic by Donna E Norton( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forty first-grade and third-grade students participated in an investigation of differences between oral reading strategies of students taught with a phonics emphasis and those of students taught with an analytic-eclectic program. Results from analysis of a reading miscue inventory used with each student indicated that miscue patterns are directly related to reading approaches. The analytic-eclectic approach developed syntactic reading strategies and self-correction strategies and produced readers who relied heavily on the semantic acceptability of the passage. A synthetic-phonic approach developed graphic, phonic, and syntactic reading strategies, with small numbers of self-corrections. Specific types of errors were described for both age groups, and differences between errors of high and low ability readers were investigated. (Author/AA)
The reading and writing characteristics of low achieving minority students in grades five, six, and seven by Sue Ross Mohrmann( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this study was to provide a description of the reading and writing characteristics of low achieving minority students in grades five, six, and seven. The 73 black and Hispanic subjects in the study were identified by the participating school district as performing in the lowest five percent in their grade levels on standardized achievement tests in reading. Analysis of the demographic data collected indicated that the fifth grade sample of students was different from the sixth and seventh grade samples in average IQ scores, ethnic distribution, free lunch eligibility, percentage of students previously retained, and special education placement. Reading performance in the study was measured by the Analytical Reading Inventory and the reading subtest of the Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills, providing an instructional reading level and a word recognition score from the ARI and a total reading score from the CTBS. A rewriting of "The Bee" instrument developed by Hunt provided a writing sample which was analyzed for elements of syntactic maturity. Reading and writing performance was compared across grade levels and the relationship between variables was examined. Finally, the strength of association between various reading and writing variables was examined. Analysis of the data revealed that the ability to use less-than-clause transformations varied between fifth grade and the other two grades, with nine percent of the variability in Transformation scores being accounted for by difference in grade placement. Fifth grade reading comprehension levels averaged 0.9, which was significantly different from both sixth and seventh grade average reading levels of 2.4 and 2.3. Fifth grade word recognition scores were significantly different only from seventh grade scores. The linear relationship between word recognition and comprehension increased with each grade level. In all three grades, better writers tended to be better readers. Better readers also tended to be better writers
Shinākht-i adabiyāt-i kūdakān: gūnah'hā va kārburdhā : az rawzan-i chashm-i kūdak : Bind 1 by Donna E Norton( Book )

in Persian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Predictors of appreciation for Plains Indian poetry and the effects of cultural background information on poetry appreciation by Zeba A Quast( Book )

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

The purpose of this research was to determine the effects of cultural background information about Plains Indians on appreciation of Plains Indian poetry and the reliable predictors of poetry appreciation for Plains Indians poetry. Forty-three students who were sophomore English students at a rural high school in South Texas participated in this study. Students took a pretest on cultural background information, filled in a pretest cloze procedure on a traditional Plains Indian poem, and rated two Plains Indian poems using bipolar rating scales with 45 different items. The three classes received 60 minutes of cultural background information about Plains Indian history, beliefs, values, and culture. Myths, legends, history, pictures, art, authentic artifacts, pottery, jewelry, and dolls were shared with the classes. After the cultural background treatment, students were given the posttest on cultural background information, the cloze procedure posttest, and two more poems to rate using the bipolar rating scales. Paired T-tests were performed to determine whether there were significant differences before treatment and after treatment on average overall appreciation, cultural background information scores, and the synonym cloze test scores. Multiple regressions were used to determine which, if any, of the 45 rating scale variables could reliably predict overall appreciation in the pretest and posttest conditions. Reliable predictors of overall appreciation in the pretest condition were strength of emotional involvement, expression of social values and beliefs in the poems, and use of emotions to understand metaphors. In posttest overall appreciation, the reliable predictors were degree of comfort or pleasure felt in response to the poem, strength of emotional involvement, realism of the characters, the number of clear details perceived in images, and the number of symbols perceived. Finally, correlations of Science Research Associates (SRA, 1985) achievement test scores, educational ability quotients, or background knowledge test scores and pretest and posttest overall appreciation ratings were determined. Results indicated there was a significant increase in cultural background knowledge posttest scores after treatment; however, there was not a significant increase in synonymn cloze test responses nor in overall appreciation
Through the eyes of a child : an introduction to children's literature by Donna E Norton( Recording )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This book] provides an in-depth look at children's literature, its genres and components, and its value in classroom contexts.-Back cover
Shinākht-i adabīāt-i kūdakān : gūnah-hā va kārburdḥā az ruzan-i chishm-i kūdak by Donna E Norton( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Persian and held by 2 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( Book )

2 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speech play : analysis of fictional literature by black authors by Sanrolane Larsen Richards( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This research is an exploratory search for information about speech play in the form of positive and negative nickname calling and labeling, shucking, fussing, ribbing, rapping, and the dozens, within the context of black authors' fictional literature. The sample of seventy fictional selections, randomly selected from a population of three hundred selections, was analyzed through the techniques of content analysis. A total of 22,504 nicknames or labels, four incidents of shucking, 123 incidents of fussing, three incidents of ribbing, 159 incidents of rapping, and sixteen incidents of the dozens were identified in the research sample. The social and psychological reasons for these types of speech play include the Afro-Americans' deep appreciation of their oral tradition, which has persisted through the years because of its practical value in coping with difficult living conditions, and Afro-Americans' experience with prolonged poverty and racial prejudice. In the analyzed literature selections, nicknames are used as a second name, as a descriptive device for characterization to show affection, or as racial slurs and insults. Shucking is a pretend physical and verbal performance directed towards an authority figure that is used by characters to talk their way out of trouble, obtain benefits, or to preserve their lives. Fussing is used by females to scold or tease males, children, or other females in various encounters. Females use fussing as they complain, or quarrel, in order to maintain personal rights or to gain dominance over males. Ribbing is used to tease another person about their personal clothing in order to produce anger or humiliation in that person. Rapping is persuasive speech that projects the speaker's personality or physical style onto the street. Rap helps characters provide information, show sexual interest, insult others, or boast about personal expertise. The dozens are a series of insults about someone's mother. Characters used the dozens as conversation starters, retaliation for teasing, complaining, or attempts to start a fight. The personality traits that many characters share are aggressive personalities, strong work ethic, sense of humor, and pride in their ability to manipulate their environment through the use of language
 
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