Schedule for EDU 216 - Children's Literature

Fall 2012 February 11, 2021

August 21, 2012 - Week one | - T - | - R - |

Read aloud Room on the Broom and review lesson plan used in first grade to create your using a similar outline
What is your educational philosophy activities
Children's literature reading assignment - read 50 approved books across a variety of genre and complete an annotation for each in an electronic database. Approved books can be found in the class text or on any of my lists. Document the variety of genre on the book readings chart.
DataBase samples: | Minimum information for a book field | Sample dataBase view - format: HTML |
Planning schedule for class activity readings

Share response for educational philosophy questions
Read aloud sample - The Last Basselope | Reflection ideas for literature |
Overview of text and organization of course

August 28, 2012 - Week two

Chapter 1 Learning about Children and their Literature - Quiz 1 due - screen image clip
Read aloud - The Gruffalo
Resources in the Curriculum section of the Children's Literature Teacher Tools
What is children's literature?
From text to various media?
What's quality literature?
What is the value of literature for children - personal..., academic...

Bring a paragraph that describes children's literature
Read Crow boy and complete the activity to share in class
Choose questions from the list of attitude survey sample questions or make your own attitude survey. Print it out, complete it, and bring it to class.

September 4, 2012 - Week three

Share introductory survey in class
History of children's literature investigation. Choose or create a historical investigative idea or question related to children's literature. Find infomation to use to draw some conclusions related to the idea or question, then organize the everything to present to the class. My timelines and historical information online.

Read chapter 2 Reading and Literature - Quiz 2 due -
Reading and literature - what is the difference?
Art and literature connection
Media connections
Share history investigation

September 11, 2012 - Week four

Children's Responses to literature as they relate to motivation and assessment.
Review mini lecture responses to literature and model for responses
Development of quality responses and scoring guide
Review the information on responses, select a children's literature book, create or find five questions you would like to ask children about the book, write them down, answer them, and identify the type of response for each. Responses to literature and their uses. For example external response in the form of picture, comment, written, body language; might relate to an inferred internal response of... See also | guidelines | question characteristics | book conference questions |

Motivating Students to Read - List ideas on how to motivate students to facilitate literacy. Write a paragraph on how you plan to incorporate these ideas into activities and lessons.
Share story, questions, and expected responses.

September 18, 2012 - Week five

Student responses related to different developmental theories. Student's responses will change as they grow and mature. Review the mini lecture on development and literature.
Select one theory, create a short report on how it might help understand student's literature needs and how it can be used by adults to select books for students at the different levels of the selected theory. Select three books for each level and provide a rationale for the selection of each according to the developmental theory.
Reader's Theater - production of Wrinkle in Time

Share developmental theory report with book examples and rationale.
Select a children's book to identify its genre, story elements, and how they relate to the genre. Identify activities or procedures that can be used to facillitate student's learning about the story elements, genre, and quality literature attributes. | story element tools | genre tools |

September 25, 2012 - Week six

Chapter 3 - Story elements plus - Quiz 3 due -
How story elements relate to genre and identify procedures for using story elements, genre, and quality literature attributes.
Share the examples for your selected of procedures that can be used to facilitate the learning of and critical analysis of story elements, genre, and quality literature attributes in a manner that can motivate students development of litaracy and love of reading.

Read chapter 11 - Multicultural and International Books in Children's Literature - Quiz 11 due -
Select a book with a multicultural theme. Describe what response you would hope your students or a reader would have while reading it and doing any related activities. Use ideas from the characteristics of quality multicultural literature or any other references to convince others the outcomes, objectives, or concepts identified can be attained both for positive human interactions and literature.
Share book reference information (title, author, date publication), multicultural or related theme(s), literature related outcomes, objectives, or concepts. Completed answer key for activities to describe how students might experience the book and related activities with reference to the text. | multicultural notes | examples |

October 2, 2012 - Week seven

Share multicultural book activity and plan
Poetry planning | poetry notes |

Read chapter 4 Poetry - Quiz 4 closes -
Share poetry and critiques

October 9, 2012 - Week eight

Read chapter 12 Planning the curriculum censoring literature - Quiz 12 closes -
Discussion questions ... How are books selected in schools? How do I know what books I can and can't use? What do I do if a parent complains about a book their child is reading? I don't want to censor what students read, but how do I decide if there are boundaries that shouldn't be crossed? Are there different standards in different schools? How do I know what is considered acceptable in a particular school?
Background information for these questions - Notes on Book Selections, Challenges, and Censorship
Review - curriculum parts and pieces for literature and elements and genre
Select a picture book(s) for picture book activities

Bring definition of literature, assumption/ beliefs/ philosophy, and yearly goals for a literature year plan or curriculum
Read chapter 5 Picture Books - Quiz 5 due
Picture book(s) and identify elements that make it quality literture and art | Art - Picture Books - Comics - Graphic Novels - Manga - Mutli Media - Tool Box |

October 15 & 16, 2012 - Mid-term break - Week nine

October 18, 2012

Share picture book activity and plan and art activity and plan ...
Create or select Beliefs or assumptions for a literature year plan or curriculum
Review Goals for year plan or literature curriculum and add specific ideas for the goals that define what students should know for each goal in the literature year plan or curriculum - include specifics for all goals, story elements, genre...

October 23, 2012 - Week ten

Read chapter 6 Traditional Fantasy - Quiz 6 due
Plan for multiple fairy tale analysis
Plan for other traditional fantasy | fairy tale and folk tale notes |

Share multiple versions of the same fairy tale

October 30, 2012 - Week eleven

Share traditional fantasy activity and plan

Read chapter 7 Modern Fantasy - Quiz 7 due -
Modern fantasy book - plan and activity | blank worksheet | work sheet with definitions | Green Angel sample |

November 6, 2012 - Week twelve

Share modern fantasy activity and plan

Read chapter 8 Realistic Fiction - Quiz 8 due -
Outcomes for year plan or literature curriculum - Include outcomes for the following categories: story elements, genre, quality literature, and value literature.

November 13, 2012 - Week thirteen

Share realistic fiction

Read chapter 9 Historical Fiction and biography - Quiz 9 due -

November 20, 2012 - Week fourteen

Share historical fiction and plan

November 27, 2012 - Week fifteen

Work on biography
Read aloud reflection due (see week one for more information)

Share biography and plan
Final bits and pieces of literature curriculum or year plan. Four activities with outcomes - due.

December 4, 2012 - Week sixteen - Final Week -

Read chapter 10 informational books - Quiz 10 due
Work on - nonfiction (not biography or informational)
Book chart (min. 30) and book dataBase (50) - due

Share nonfiction and plan

December 11, 2012 - Final Week -

Final class meeting - December 11 - 10:30 -12:30

December 14, 2012 - Graduation


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