rdng505 | Graduate

Children's Literature

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This course examines children's literature, its various genres, and its importance in the classroom to engage students in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Participants explore the value that children's literature adds to the lives of children and why reading matters for children, teachers, adults, society, and the world. Participants examine how to encourage children to be lifelong readers by learning about how, when, and why children read.

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Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 4

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    How Children Read With Interest and Share Their Reading; Poetry, Traditional Literature, Modern Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Contemporary Realistic Fiction

    • Identify types of books that build community amongst readers.
    • Explore various ways that readers can share books.
    • Examine the types of reading plans that readers make.
    • Explore the poetry genre and traditional literature.
    • Explore students’ reading habits and the types of preferences for reading that readers demonstrate.
    • Explore the modern fantasy, science fiction, and contemporary realistic fiction genres.
    • Explore ways to support students’ reading at home and at school.

    Managing a Classroom of Readers; Nonfiction and Historical Fiction

    • Recognize the record keeping aspect of managing a class of readers.
    • Evaluate ways to assess students’ progress in reading.
    • Explore the nonfiction genre.
    • Explore the historical fiction genre.

    Children and Childrenâ s Literature; Picture Books

    • Examine the qualities of children’s literature.
    • Explore the value that children’s literature adds to children’s lives and learning.
    • Identify ways to match children with literature that is appropriate to their age, reading level, and interests.
    • Examine the literary elements of children’s literature.
    • Explore picture books.

    When and What Children Read; Multicultural and International Literature

    • Explore the significance that time spent reading has on children’s learning.
    • Identify ways that readers choose books.
    • Examine teacher read aloud as an inspiration to students and their reading.
    • Develop ways to broaden students’ interest in a variety of children’s literature.
    • Explore how to create a classroom library to inspire readers.
    • Explore multicultural literature and international literature.
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