EDUC 180 - Children’s Literature
A survey of a variety of significant and exemplary children’s literature for preschool through elementary school, with the emphasis on the evaluation and presentation of children’s literature. The course offers opportunities for the student to develop activity plans that enhance children’s language development and early literacy. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 , READ 120 . Three hours each week.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- State National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Standards on children’s language and literacy development.
- Design a literature-rich environment that encourages emergent literacy and language development.
- Identify children’s books to be used with various ages of children and subject areas.
- Plan a story time activity based on a specific theme using picture books, finger plays, action rhymes, music, and other activities that enhance the books.
- Present the story time activity using appropriate teaching skills.
- Identify genres of children’s literature and know good examples of each.
- Evaluate the various genres of children’s literature according to established criteria.
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