EDU4661 - Integrating Reading and Literature I
A course introducing literature for children and adolescents along with ways to integrate literature in content areas while teaching both efferent and aesthetic reading skills. (Students will choose assignments with either an elementary or a secondary emphasis.)
The following learning goals will be achieved by this course:
- Discuss the historical development, current trends, and enduring characteristics of literature for children and adolescents.
- Recognize literary elements in story and apply critical judgments to selected literature.
- Differentiate between genres in literature and identify specific titles for each.
- Strategize ways to incorporate different genres of children's literature into classroom learning activities.
- Research and evaluate internet resources for literature for children and adolescents and locate award-winning books, national standards in education, and materials related to specific topics identify reading interests of children and adolescents.
- Demonstrate the use of motivational literature sharing skills.