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Posted by on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 7:15pm.

I know i posted this but i need to do it again cause I can not find anything online for this... PLEASE HELP ME!! I also need to describethe books and say how i would teach it and what grade level.....
Need it ASAP please

Post 350- to 500-word response to the following: You have the ability to choose three or four books for your students. Based on what you have learned in this course, how can you assess the level of bias and stereotypes in the contents of these texts? What are your criteria? Is there a level of bias you feel is acceptable? If so, how can that be addressed with your students?

  • Aed - , Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 7:23pm

    First you need to go back and study your texts. That's your best source of information.

    What have you learned about biases and stereotypes? How can you spot them in children's books? Your criteria are the stereotypes and biases you wouldn't accept in a children's book.

    Then choose the books. You may need to go to a library to find suitable books. Read them and then explain how you would use them in the classroom and for which grade levels.

    Finally, if you choose a book that has a small amount of bias, explain how you'd deal with that bias when presenting it and reading it with your students.

    Dawn, you're not going to find anything more specific online. You need to show your instructor what you have learned and how you now think about stereotypes and biases in children's books.

  • Aed - , Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 11:59am

    I have these 2 books suggested to me.. How about Harry Potter... Little Women... but I have not read them... I have not read any books t help me with this work... I do not read books

    so i have no help or clue on this besides what i was suggested on the books but i still need 1 more book besides those 2 books.....

    I am so stressed about this

  • Aed - , Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 12:24pm

    the texts does not help me find books that have bias and stereotyping in them... I do not have time to go to the library..i am so upset and frustrasted.. I have no idea I am not a person who reads books..

  • Aed - , Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 4:51pm

    I suggest you go to the library and find picture books for preschool or kindergarten children.

    By the way, if you want to be a teacher or teacher's assistant, you should become familiar with children's books. If teaching is important to you, then I urge you to take an hour and visit your local library.

  • Aed - , Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 4:56pm

    i cant do that the library is closed here and this is due tonight. I just need suggestions on3-4 books with that in it. andwhat grade level and how i would teach them and describe the books

  • Aed - , Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 5:22pm

    Dawn, you are on the wrong path for a teacher of children. I suggest you immediately re-evaluate your career goals.
    You wont change your thinking nor habits, nor will the need for books and love of books ever be eliminated in young minds.
    You are wasting time and money preparing for something that you do not love. In elementary, and pre-elementary children, reading is the prime priority.

  • AED - , Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 7:52pm

    Bob Pursley is right. You really need to reevaluate what you're studying for. I have never met a good teacher -- of any age group -- who doesn't love reading and who doesn't read books and books and books.

  • Aed - , Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 7:52pm

    bob, i said i do not read much but i never once said i would not read to children.. I do that now in what i do... I just do not know or can think of any books that have them in it. Also, I never said i did not love doing what i am going to do. There is more than just reading to teach children. All I asked for here is help on this....My path is the right one and no one can tell me different... I am not perfect andim not perfect about what books have what i am looking for....

  • Aed - , Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 8:11pm

    OK, I hear you. Remember what I said. If you don't love it, you will come to hate it. Kids sense when you read to them your personal excitement and joy of books. For the kid who has difficulty in reading, these attitude pickups just re-enforce to that kid another reason for not to keep trying to read.
    Think about it. If no one can tell you differently, then good luck.

  • Aed - , Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 9:03pm

    I do love childre and always have and I will do whatever I have to do in my job.... I am all about makind children a better person. I know this all already. I have experience working with kids.

  • Aed - , Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at 8:59pm

    Why can't you people either just help this person out or just don't respond at all. It's very rude to try and discourage someone else!
    The assignment is not asking for you to choose books. It is asking you how would you choose appropriate books in a diversed classroom.
    I know this is like a year later response, but I can't stand rude people!

  • Aed - , Monday, September 13, 2010 at 2:57am

    This is kind of funny, all of the time that this person spent asking this question, then arguing why they should tell them the answer to their own homework question. LOL. All of that time that troyer0269 spent on here they could have just found out the answer on thier own. LOL.

  • Aed - , Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 2:58pm

    People need to put others down so they feel better about themselves. They need to attack someone through a computer screen. This site is for people who need help answering questions, am I wrong? And yes even though it is years later, if any other students need help they can see that they DO NOT need to choose books but tell how they would decide if it was appropriate or not. I'm with Lisa on this one

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