interact with a wide variety of children's literature that is representative of
ethnic and cultural diversity. Appropriate use of instructional technology is
integrated into instruction of content and pedagogy. Critical appraisal in light
of significant authors and illustrators, quality of writing and appropriateness
of topic to age and/or experience level are emphasized. Techniques and
procedures for promoting life-long reading habits are explored. A service
learning project is a requirement in this course.