WOW Stories Volume VIII, Issue 1

WOW Stories: Volume VIII, Issue 1
Exploring Culture and Art with Young Children
Fall 2020

WOW Stories: Connections from the Classroom is a regular on-line publication of WOW containing vignettes written by classroom educators about children’s experiences reading and responding to literature in the classroom setting.

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Table of Contents

Introduction and Editor’s Note
Kathy G. Short, Guest Editor, University of Arizona

Developing Understandings of Culture for Young Readers, Writers, and Artists through Global Literature
Prisca Martens and Ray Martens

Learning About Identity in Kindergarten/First Grade through a Global Literature Lens
Lacey Elisea and Christy Reller

Identity through Global Literature: Pre-Kindergarteners Learn About Themselves in the Sonoran Desert
Jane Metzger, Jennifer Hook, and Vanessa Ruiz

Preschoolers Write Their First Stories through Art
Cassandra Sutherland

Chinese Lunar New Year: A Celebration of Culture
Vanessa Hoang

Kathy G. Short, Guest Editor, University of Arizona

Review Board:
Mary Starrs Armstrong, University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK
Deanna Day-Wiff, Washington State University, Vancouver, WA
Charlene Klassen Endrizzi, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA
Jeanne Fain, Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN
Lauren Freedman, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
Andrea García, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Dorea Kleker, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Julia López-Robertson, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Judi Moreillon, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
Monique Storie, University of Guam, Mangilao, Guam
Melissa B. Wilson, Leeds Trinity University, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK

Production Editor:
Aika Adamson, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Lindsay Rabalais, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

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WOW stories: connections from the classroom
ISSN 2577-0551

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