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Text: required
Tunnell, M. & Jacobs, J. (2000).  Children's Literature Briefly, 2nd Edition.   Upper Saddle River, NJ:  Merrill.  

Bromley, K. (1995). Webbing with Literature: Creating Story Maps with Children's Books, 2nd Edition. Allyn & Bacon. 

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Course Goals
Literature refers to both prose and poetry.
At the conclusion of the course students will:

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Education Department Outcomes

 

Outcome

Measure

5.2

Evaluate children's books for appropriate content and illustrations.

Reading database
Class presentation

6.3

Demonstrate effective written and oral communication

Papers
All written work

1.4

Understand the importance of including children's literature and techniques for choosing and using children's literature across the curriculum.

Reading Database
Lesson plans
Unit

1.6
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.6
5.2

Select activities and materials that will contribute to writing lesson plans and creating a literature-based teaching/learning unit for use in intended teaching practice.

Unit Project

1.2

1.3

Identify literature appropriate to the developmental levels of students

Class activities
Lesson plans/unit

1.8

Describe the history children's literature in learning and become familiar with winners of the Caldecott and Newberry Awards for illustration and writing children's literature.

Discussion
Reading Database

1.4 Identify categories (genres) of children's literature.   Reading Database
Class Activities
1.62  Take advantage of technology in learning and teaching with children's literature.   Reading Database
Presentation
Class Activities

1.3

Understand current issues and trends in children's literature and be able to cite contemporary authors and illustrators. Reading Database
Book Critiques
Book Discussion
3.1
3.3
6.3
Deliver literature to children using appropriate and motivating methods. Service Project
Presentation
Unit

This course is designed for your learning pleasure.  As a result of participating in this class students will become familiar with the classics from the 19th and 20th centuries and build knowledge of common nursery rhymes, folktales, myths, and fables.  Students and Instructor will read and share literature and literature activities during each class session.  Another goal is that students will enjoy children's literature, sharing literature with children, and continue to read books written for young people.  

Requirements:

Points

Database of Readings 20
Book Critiques (10 each) 20
Presentation 20
Inquiry Project  20
Book Discussions 10
Service Project 10

 

Grading

 
93-100 A
84 - 92 B
70 - 83 C
61 - 69 D
< 60 F
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Participation

Your active participation in each class session is vital to your learning as well as to the learning of the other students in the course.  You must come prepared and ready to be engaged as an active, collaborative participant. 

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Oral and Written Communication:

Strong communication skills are essential for all education students.  The quality of your written and oral expression will be included in the evaluation of your work, including grammar, form, spelling, and neatness.  Cite your sources.  Complete bibliographic references are expected where appropriate.

 

COMMITMENT TO STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

College of Saint Mary seeks to maintain a supportive academic environment for students with disabilities.  To ensure their equal access to all educational programs, activities and services, Federal law requires that students with disabilities notify the University, provide documentation, and request reasonable accommodations. If you need accommodations in this course, please notify me so that I can verify that the required documentation is filed with the Academic Affairs Office and that your accommodation plan is in place.

 

STATEMENT ON ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

Academic integrity is one of the basic principles of a college community.  College of Saint Mary encourages and expects the highest standards of academic honesty from all students.  Cheating, plagiarism, or other forms of academic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary action. 

 

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