Learning about the breadth of literature available for use in elementary school. Developing the ability to evaluate and use literature in reading and writing activities. Emphasis on bias-free methods. Pre/co-requisites: Admission to Elementary Teacher Education Program; concurrent with EDEL 156, EDEL 175 and EDEL 176.
Haley Jiron ()
Dates: June 16 - July 11, 2014
The focus of this course is the development of a rich and functional knowledge base related to literature for children from a developmental perspective. You will read widely from books representing a variety of genres, authors, artistic representations, and perspectives. You will apply your knowledge of children's literature as you learn about research-based instructional practices for teaching reading and writing across the subject areas. Throughout the course, you will practice evaluating, selecting, and matching texts to learning objectives and learners? interests and abilities so to increase both motivation and skill in reading, writing, speaking and listening.
Participants in this course will: ? Read broadly from classic and contemporary literature and non-fiction for children including multicultural literature representing those with less well represented perspectives ? Use knowledge of children's literature to describe and evaluate the literary qualities as well as the instructional potential of a broad range of books and genres ? Teach and model questioning strategies to increase students? use of multiple comprehension and comprehension monitoring strategies ? Identify, plan, and carry out effective literacy strategies that promote life-long learning and reading for children and young adults through integration of reading, writing, listening, speaking and visual representation
There are 4 main projects in this course: 1) Literacy Autobiography, 2) Author or Illustrator Study, 3) Individualized Children's Literature and Literacy Project, 4) your active and ongoing participation.
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