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Children's Literature

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This course will examine the use of children's literature in the elementary school classroom. Various genres will be studied as well as the application of children's literature to instruction and assessment in reading. Methods for incorporating the use of children's literature in all content areas will also be examined.

This graduate-level course is 6 This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6

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    Children's Literature Genres: Multicultural Literature

    • Examine multicultural children's literature

    Importance of Reading

    • Evaluate reasons for reading
    • Analyze engaged and unengaged reading
    • Identify ways teachers can be good reading models
    • Identify the benefits of reading
    • Describe ways to motivate children to read

    Children's Literature Genres: Non-Fiction

    • Examine non-fiction genres of informational books and biographies

    Selecting and Using Children's Literature in the Classroom

    • Examine strategies for teaching across the curriculum with children's literature
    • Analyze methods of selecting books
    • Create an integrated, literature-based thematic unit
    • Describe ways that students can respond to literature
    • Examine various children's book awards

    Children's Literature Genres: Fiction

    • Examine fiction genres of fantasy, science fiction, contemporary realistic fiction, and historical fiction

    Children's Literature Genres: Picture Books and Poetry

    • Analyze the definition of a picture book
    • Examine the components of a picture book
    • Identify forms and elements of poetry
    • Describe how to build an appreciation for poetry
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