4. Literary Elements or Device- A literary device- is any literary technique employed to achieve a special effect. Irony, symbolism, etc add to the stories. Strength The goal is to give students a better understanding of the craft of writing so that they can read more appreciately and apply this to their own writing. Development in children’s literature- character development, leading to discussion, read alouds, independent reading 5. Notable books –
Notable- any exemplary work for children. These books will show their excellence. Teachers will use this by reading aloud to children. They must be careful to remain flexible in book selections so that they will reflect the students interests. These are books that are exemplary books- anything that have won awards and are well-known. They are relevant and have a unique content. You want to determine your literature units and select the focus books. Then, you would develop your lesson plan. Strengths The kids will be able to talk about known books Weakness You are jumping around and there is no stability. There would be no theme Basle Reader- they were developed to teach kids how to decode print (Dick and Jane) They use a lot of repetition and controlled words. ESSAY 1. Censorship - you admire and have decided to use Katherine Paterson’s The Great Gilly Hopkins in you fifth grade classroom. You know that the book has been challenged in other schools or districts. Demonstrate your understanding of the issues regarding censorship by addressing the following questions: A. What are the complaints that have been made about the book? What does Paterson say about these complaints? What do you think about her perspective? B) What are the legal issues regarding censorship? What are your own views of censorship? (Be sure to develop your points adequately to be clear, be specific) C) What recommended strategies would you use to deal with potential efforts to censor your use of this book? (Again, be clear and specific) 2. Curriculum - Using the frame of the approaches to organizing a literature curriculum mentioned in Lynch-Brown, Ch. 12 and that we discussed in class on Nevember 29, describe how you would go about setting up a children’s literature curriculum in an elementary classroom.
In your discussion, identify and describe 2 of the various approaches that you could see yourself using. In your answer, fully describe the approach and explain how one goes about planning and setting each one up. What the benefits of each? What are the potential limitations of each? How might the limitations be avoided?
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