For Teachers

There is quite a lot of material on the Web describing how my books can be used in teaching. Here are a number of links to information of potential use to teachers. Please note that the purpose of listing here is not to endorse but to inform. I am also providing the opportunity to share your ideas and experiences of working with my books with other teachers and librarians.

MATERIALS FOR TEACHING — a list of lesson plans, discussion guides, quizzes, and more for use with Jane’s books.

A MYTH-WRITING WORKSHOP from Writing with Writers.

INTERVIEWS WITH JANE

Interview from Doorways Magazine

Interview from AdLit.org

Interview with the Internet Writing Journal, June 2002.

Interview on writing for children in Commitment, an internet magazine.

General interview (July 5, 1995).

Educational Paperback Association‘s entry on Jane

Interview with Jane in TALIESIN’S SUCCESSORS: INTERVIEWS WITH AUTHORS OF MODERN ARTHURIAN LITERATURE by Raymond H. Thompson

Locus interview

PBS interview

Jane on her mentor

SOME INTERESTING SITES FOR TEACHERS AND LIBRARIANS

The Children’s Book Council.

Cynthia Leitich Smith Children’s Literature Resources.

The Childrens Literature Web Guide.

The Endicott Studio site is a very rich source of material about myths, folklore and fairy tales.

Five in a Row is a site offering home schoolers resources in children’s literature.

The Internet Public Library Kids Space has links to a lot of good information about authors and literature.

Kay E. Vandergrift’s Special Interest Page for links to information on different aspects of children’s literature.

MISCELLANY

A video of my Andrew Lang Lecture at St. Andrews University—the first women to ever give one.

An article discussing, inter alia, a visit to Penn State by Patty Maclachlan and me.

“The Children’s Writer: Jane Yolen”

from ReelLife Productions

1-800-838-7505

running time–54 minutes

produced 1996 (but shot several years earlier)

A straight-forward conversation/interview with me in my home in Massachusetts about writing children’s books.

Good Conversations: A Talk with Jane Yolen

Tim Podell Productions

1-800-642-4181

produced 1998

This is a delightful video interview of me in Scotland, as I take the camera crew and Tim Podell on a walkabout of St Andrews and read from a Scottish-set story of mine on a fifteenth century seawall overlooking Anstruther Harbor.

© 2000 by Jane Yolen