Syllabus - Literature for Children North Central Missouri...

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Literature for Children North Central Missouri College Spring Semester 2011 Course Number : EN 196 (online) Instructor Information: Linda Cowling 211 Geyer (classroom) 211-A Geyer (office) 660-339-3948 Ext. 1324 [email protected] Office Hours: M: 7:30-8:00; 12:00-2:00 T: 7:30-8:00; 12:00-1:00 W: 7:30-8:00; 12:00-1:00 R: 7:30-8:00; 9:30-11:00 F: 7:30-8:00; 12:00-2:00 Course Description: This course is an introduction to the selection and presentation of literature for preschool and elementary level children. Students will be exposed to children’s books in various genres. The course emphasizes the importance of cultural literacy and early and continuous exposure to literature. Does not meet the humanities requirement. This course is recommended for Elementary Education majors and meets transfer agreement with Northwest Missouri State University. This NCMC course is required for the Graceland University education program. Check with your advisor for additional university transfer agreements. Prerequisites: None Credit Hours: 3 Credit Hours Textbook and Supplementary Materials: Children’s Literature in the Elementary School , Huck, Hepler, Hickman, Kiefer – 10 th Ed. Student Learning Outcomes: 1. Articulate an awareness of the importance of the values of literature including language development, critical thinking, and reading and writing skills. 2. Discuss methods to create literature programs, which will enrich the curriculum and develop a greater interest in books and reading. 3. Determine criteria for evaluating the quality of children’s literature in various genres. NCMC—where lifelong learners emerge . . .
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4. Demonstrate ability to understand the types of literature with appeal for children as influenced by age, gender, development, and social and environmental influences. 5. Articulate an awareness of research findings, trends in curriculum development, and sources of professional information. Course Outline/Major Topics Studied Week 1: Jan. 10-14 Introduction: Review syllabus with emphasis on assignments. Overview of the wide range of literature for children Overview of the many uses of children’s literature throughout the elementary and middle school curriculum. (MoSTEP 1.2.2) Journal entries on reading quotes. Week 2: Jan. 17-21 Chapter 1: Knowing Children’s Literature Dialogue journal: What memories do you have of your early reading? Did your parents read to you? What books do you recall? What were some of your favorite books? Were there any that you did not like? What importance do you put on reading aloud to young children? What are the benefits? (MoSTEP 1.2.9) Review of story elements; introduction of story web. (Huck pp. 13-24) Response to Chapter 1 Week 3: Jan. 24-28 Objectives: To become aware of the personal and educational values of children’s literature. To understand and apply criteria in evaluating children’s literature.
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