ED 265 - Introduction To Children's Literature
- Prerequisite: ENG 22/60 or ESL 23, OR Placement in ENG 100
Theoretical foundation and practice in the planning, implementation and assessment of the language arts and creative expression curriculum. Students must have regular contact with preschool children for implementation of course assignments in a setting approved by the instructor. May be taken on a CR/N basis.
3 hrs. lect. per week
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of ED 265, the student will be able to:
- Explain the value of childrens literature.
- Identify developmental considerations for the selection of childrens books and choose books appropriate to stages of development, characteristics of individuals, and culture of the family and community.
- Describe the characteristics of high quality literature for young children and name exemplary authors and illustrators of childrens literature..
- List and explain the various genres of childrens literature.
- Demonstrate the ability to present literature to children in a positive and appropriate manner through a variety of methods including:.
- Setting up a learning environment.
- Reading books.
- Telling stories.
- Extending literature understanding and appreciation through follow up activities.
- Teaching children how to handle and care for books.
- Use the library and librarians as resources to create a literature curriculum.
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