EDCI 3000 Mid-term Study GuideFall 2013“Value of and Response to Literature”Be familiar with all of the information including the different book awards listed on the outline.Definition by Carl TomlinsonChildren’s literature is good-quality trade books for children from birth to adolescence, covering topics of relevance and interest to children of those ages through prose and poetry, fiction and nonfiction.II.Valuing Literature for ChildrenA. EnjoymentB. Narrative as a way of thinkingC. ImaginationD. Vicarious experienceE. Insight into human behaviorF.Universality of experienceIII.Children’s Responses to LiteratureA. Factors within Readers1.beliefs and expectations2.reading ability and cognitive development3.prior experiences4.socioeconomic and cultural backgroundB. Factors within Texts1.style and characterization2.point of view3.level of abstraction4.complexity of syntax5.age and maturational level of main character6. genreC. Factors within Contexts1.adult support or lack of2.reading for enjoyment3.discussing studies at home4.having various types of literature in the homeD. Types of Responses1. aesthetic2. efferentIV.Objectives of the Literature ProgramA. To help students learn to love literature and to become life long readers.B. To acquaint students with their literary heritage. C. To provide quality literature and to teach students the formal elements of literature.D. To provide diverse literature from all genres in order to encourage students to see themselves and the world in new perspectives.E. To teach students to compare, question, and evaluate books.
2V. Share Literature with ChildrenA. To develop effective readers and writersB. To foster a life-long enjoyment of books and readingC. To teach children to readD. To teach children to want to readVI.What teachers should doA. Surround children with literature instead of just textbooks.B. Allow students to teach others.C. Allow students some choice in their reading.D. Provide opportunities for students to discuss books with others.VII. What we know about poor reading attitudesA. Interest declines when reading is limited to prescribed texts and quality literature is not included.B. Students in lower ability groups are usually not motivated to read. VII. Children’s Book Awards A. The Caldecott Medal1.established in 19382.named for a 19thcentury illustrator3.winners are chosen every year4.winner must be a U.S. citizen5.chosen for the quality of the illustrationsB. The Newbery Medal1.established in 19222.named for first publisher of children’s books3.winners are chosen every year4.winner must be a U.S. citizen5.honors the quality of the writingC. Robert F. Sibert Informational Book AwardD. Orbis Pictus Nonfiction Picture Book AwardE. Pura Belpre Latin Author and Illustrator AwardF.Coretta Scott King African American Author and Illustrator AwardG. Scott O’Dell Award for Outstanding Historical FictionH. Hans Christian Andersen International Award for Authors and Illustrators X.
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