EARC 222 Introduction to Teaching Children’s Literature

This course is a review of children’s literature and the role of literacy in the development of the young child. This course meets the requirements of preparation for the ICLA Standard II, Reading comprehension Research and Best Practices, with the study of comprehension instructional strategies such as QRA. Reciprocal Questioning, KWL charts and more. Students participate in book reviews and lesson plans, and they learn to identify characteristics of quality books and to identify strategies for engaging students in reading.This course will cover ICTS standards 1, 4, and 10.

Credits

3 Credits

EARC 222Introduction to Teaching Children’s Literature

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

Education

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

Credit Hours Narrative

3 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

45

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

This course is a review of children’s literature and the role of literacy in the development of the young child. This course meets the requirements of preparation for the ICLA Standard II, Reading comprehension Research and Best Practices, with the study of comprehension instructional strategies such as QRA. Reciprocal Questioning, KWL charts and more. Students participate in book reviews and lesson plans, and they learn to identify characteristics of quality books and to identify strategies for engaging students in reading.This course will cover ICTS standards 1, 4, and 10.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

At the end of the course students will have been exposed to a broad base of issues and practices in teaching children’s literature. Students will have examined forms, genres, applications of various aspects of this literature. Students will have produced several position writings on aspects of teaching and working with teachers of children’s literature, and students will have examined some aspects of the politics of censorship and book selection. As a measure of student learning in these areas, student will be assigned grades based on regular posts, both personal and peer, as well as three papers. Student evaluation of the course at term end will serve as a basis for review and potential modification of future offerings of this course.

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

become acquainted with and examine major aspects of children’s literature learn a brief history of the development of children’s literature become familiar with the various genres associated with children’s literature explore their attitudes/experiences with children’s literature explore some educational and political issues associated with facilitating reading in public schools reflect and synthesize course content by creating a final portfolio project

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Text

Children’s Literature, Briefly, 6th Edition. Jacobs & Tunnell. note: the accompanying CD is an excellent resource.Inquiring Minds Learn to Read and Write Wilhelm et. al.