This is an open assignment, but if you need more direction you may use the handout “How do you analyze a novel?” for some ideas. For example, you may want to discuss character development and possibly compare it to another of the books in this list. Do write about how you did or didn’t connect personally to the book. Address the characteristics of each novel is an example of good literature and what value each novel has for students. Book Clubs (worth 10 points for each discussion/presentation) See course schedule for due dates This assignment will be use the same modern fantasy, contemporary realistic fiction, and historical fiction novels that you read for the book response assignment above. On the date listed on the course schedule, you will discuss questions posed by the instructor about the book with your group. Each group will give a brief synopsis of the plot to the class and answer the questions you discussed. Credit will be given for participation in the book club on each assigned day. Absence on those dates will result in a 0 for this assignment unless an approved written excuse is submitted. There is no written component to this assignment. 3
EDCI 3000 Course Syllabus Sections 001 and 004 Fall 2016 Biography Book Talk (worth 20 points ) See course schedule for due date(s) Students will choose a quality biography appropriate for reading to children in first through fifth grades to present to their classmates. You will conduct a book talk discussing the organization of the book, types of photos or graphics, and the qualities that make it appropriate for the grade level(s). Do not give a summary of the book or talk about the subject. You may find the book at the public library or the education library in Middleton. You do not need to purchase the book but do bring it to class. There is no written component to this assignment. An explanation of the assignment and the grade sheet is on Moodle. Author/Illustrator Presentation ( worth 50 points) See course schedule for due date Use the Internet to research a children’s author or illustrator and create a PowerPoint presentation of him/her to present to the class. Include a biography of the author/illustrator, genre and style of author or media and artistic style of illustrator, a list of published books, a list of awards received, photographs, and list of sources. A partial list of authors and the rubric may be found on Moodle. Integrated Text Set (worth 50 points) (Group work) See course schedule for due date A text set is a collection of texts organized around a topic or line of inquiry. The line of inquiry of a given set is determined by an anchor text which is the focus of a close reading with instructional support. Other texts in the set are connected meaningfully to each other to deepen student understanding of the anchor text.
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