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Children's Literature

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This course examines the use of children's literature in the elementary school classroom. Various genres are studied, as well as the application of children's literature to instruction and to assessment in reading. Methods for integrating the use of children's literature in all content areas are examined.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Children's Literature in Today's Classroom

    • Determine different purposes for reading.
    • Identify strategies for building children's appreciation of literature.
    • Examine the importance of the role of literature in facilitating children's language and literacy development.
    • Examine strategies for selecting literature for children.
    • Investigate ways to build children's knowledge base through literature.
    • Describe ways to use literature for assessment.
    • Provide examples of how standards can be addressed through the use of literature.

    Responding to Literature

    • Examine values and life skills modeled in literature.
    • Demonstrate varied responses to literature.
    • Describe the benefits of responses to literature.

    Exploring, Evaluating, and Selecting Literature for Children

    • Distinguish among major genres of children's literature.
    • Describe literary elements in children's literature. 
    • Evaluate the merits of visual elements in children's literature.
    • Analyze methods of selecting books.
    • Research various children's book awards.

    Exploring, Evaluating, and Selecting Literature for Children (Cont.)

    • Distinguish among major genres of children's literature.
    • Investigate well-known authors and illustrators of children's books.
    • Examine critical issues relating to the selection of children's literature.
    • Describe the rationale for selecting and using literature to address diversity.

    Developing a Culturally Diverse Literature Collection

    • Define multicultural literature.
    • Identify the benefits of using multicultural literature in the classroom.

    Current trends in Children's Literature

    • Recognize current issues and trends in children's literature.
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