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EDUC 2200 Children's Literature - copy

This course is an introduction to Children’s Literature. Students will study a wide range of genre and learn to identify literature that meets the cognitive, social, emotional, aesthetic, and language growth and development of children including emerging bilinguals and children with special needs. Literature that will help children develop an understanding of and respect for diverse people and cultures will be highlighted.  Additionally, this class will emphasize the importance of writing to express personal responses to literature and to evaluate or critique the quality of books representing different genres. This course has been approved as an Explore Course, an Inclusiveness Course, and as a Writing Intensive Course.  

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Pedagogical Approach

Hybrid and online

Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives

a.  Identify the genres of literature written for children.  Select and evaluate examples of the literature that are reflective of diversity across cultures. (ACEI: 2.1) (CTQS:1.b, 1.d) (Colo 5.01.3K, L, P) (IRA Standard 5) (CAEP 1.1) (CLO: 1A, B, C) b.  Select suitable literature to meet the cognitive, social, emotional, aesthetic, and language growth and development of children including emerging bilinguals and children with special needs. (ACEI: 1.0, 3.2, 3.4) (CTQS 2.b, 2.d, 3.a, 3.c) c.  Identify the contributions of notable authors, illustrators, and poets of culturally and linguistically diverse literature for children. d. Students will demonstrate the ability to identify key milestones in the history of children’s literature. e.  Select, adapt, and use instructional techniques, strategies, and response modes to enhance knowledge and appreciation of literature, both in print and non-print materials, to meet individual needs and learning styles of diverse children. (ACEI 1.0, 3.2, 3.4) (Colo: 5.01c, 5.01.1d) (CLO: 2A, 2B) f.   Select literature to develop children’s understanding of and respect for diverse cultures. (CLO: 1A,B,C) g.   Use literature to enhance learning across content areas. (CTQS: 1.e) (CLO: 2B) h.  Evaluate literature for a balanced portrayal of contemporary issues. i.  Identify and locate technology resources related to children’s literature and evaluate them for accuracy and suitability. (CTQS: 1.b) (CLO: 2B) j.   Use technology to communicate and collaborate with peers in order to nurture learning about children’s literature. (CTQS: 3.d) k.  Engage in extensive writing to express personal responses to literature and to analyze and evaluate literature representing a wide variety of genre. 

Assessment

Mixed

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