2016-2017 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CEDUC 3395 Literature for Children

Students gain an in-depth knowledge of literature for children by reading widely from a broad range of books. They develop skill in applying evaluation criteria based on the developmental, linguistic, and personal needs of readers. They also consider how authors and illustrators influence the development of understanding about culture, race, ethnicity, tradition, sex roles, and family structures. Based on their knowledge of the books, students develop strategies for implementing classroom literature programs and for using literature to expand knowledge in other subject areas. Emphasis is placed on considering how books are used to foster growth in critical thinking, reading, writing, and oral communication, and to inspire young readers so that reading becomes an integral part of their lives.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

CEDUC 2401 or CEDUC 2402.

Offered

Offered Fall semester.