WEISS DR. JAQUELINE SHACHTER (nee NELSON) Age 95, passed away August 19, 2021. Beloved wife of Dr. George H. Weiss. Loving mother of Sherry Shachter, Ross Shachter, Scott Shachter (Lisa), and Steve Weiss (Julie). Adoring grandmother of Sophie, Arianna,
Naomi, Simon, and Julian. Dear sister of Philip Nelson and the late Jewell Ray. For decades, Jackie Weiss was an acclaimed professor of Early Elementary Education at Temple University—teaching people how to become teachers, with a focus on reading. She
also specialized in teaching college students who would be facing bi-lingual Spanish/English classrooms. She is also the author of several renowned books on the subject of teaching children's literature. Family and friends are invited to her Graveside
Service (in)...Springfield, PA... Contributions in her memory may be made to a charity of the donor's choice...
Food, Tobacco, and Agricultural Workers Union, Houston, TX, business agent, 1946-47; Food, Tobacco, and Agricultural Workers Union, Philadelphia, PA, international representative, 1948-50; peace activist, 1951-62; elementary school teacher in Blue Bell,
PA, 1963-68; Temple University, Philadelphia, assistant professor, 1968-72, associate professor of education, 1973-83; Philadelphia School District, Philadelphia, reading teacher, 1984--. High school Spanish teacher in Haverford, PA, fall, 1983.
Young Brer Rabbit was named a Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies by the National Council for the Social Studies and Children's Book Council, 1985.
BY THE AUTHOR:
Mexico: Spanish Selections Freely Translated and Augmented, University of Pennsylvania Press (Philadelphia, PA), 1967.
(With Max Rosenfeld) Old Testament Tales As Literature in Grades Three through Eight, Sholom Aleichem (Philadelphia, PA), 1976.
Prizewinning Books for Children: Themes and Stereotypes in U.S. Prizewinning Prose Fiction for Children, Lexington Books (Lexington, MA), 1983.
(Collector and adapter) Young Brer Rabbit, and Other Trickster Tales from the Americas, illustrated by Clinton Arrowood, Stemmer House (Owings Mills, MD), 1985.
(With Carolyn W. Field) Values in Selected Children's Books of Fiction and Fantasy, Library Professional Publications (Hamden, CT), 1987.
Profiles in Children's Literature: Discussions with Authors, Artists, and Editors,foreword by Carolyn W. Field, Scarecrow Press (Lanham, MD), 2001.
Weiss also conducted video interviews with Paula Fox, Madeline L'Engle, Ezra Jack Keats, Richard Peck, Beverly Cleary, Elizabeth George Speare, Avi, E.L. Konigsburg, Jerry and Gloria Jean Pinkney, Keith Robertson, Karen Cushman, Donna Jo Napoli, Aliki...
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