The University of Texas at Austin
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INF 322T Children’s Literature Fall 2010, Unique #28420
Veronica Covington, Ph.D.
Aug. 24-Dec. 7. 2011
Mon. /Wed. 2:00-3:30
Wed., Dec. 7, 2011, 2:00-5:00
Office: UTA 5.460 (1616 Guadalupe)
Office Hrs. by appointment on Mon. /Wed. 3:45-4:30
Phone: W- 512 471-4374
Teaching Assistant: Lisa Cruces
Office Hrs, 12 noon-2:00 p.m. Mon. or by appt.
Rebecca J. Lukens.
A Critical Handbook of Children’s Literature
Pearson Education, 2007.
INF 322T – The course is intended as a survey that deals with the selection,
evaluation, and utilization of literary materials for children from preschool through
middle school age (1-14 years of age). It is expected that students read literary selections
for children in this age range. Lists will be provided throughout the course.
To identify and understand the values of using literature with children
To identify the states in language, cognitive, social, and personality development
and to recommend appropriate literature
To identify and to apply evaluative criteria for plot development, characterization,
setting, theme, style and point of view; to develop instructional approaches that
reach plot development, characterization, setting, theme, style, and point of view
To evaluate picture books and to describe strategies for sharing picture books with
To identify characteristics of folktales, myths, fables, and legends; to develop
strategies from different countries and for investigating folktales from a single
10 To evaluate modern fantasy according to point of view, setting, characterization,
and theme; to develop strategies for understanding a appreciating modern fantasy
11 To identify elements in poetry and to demonstrate methods for involving children
12 To evaluate contemporary realistic fiction; to develop strategies for using