EDU 58200 The Integrated Literature Curriculum

This course includes a study of the history and development of children's literature. Current research on the purpose and effectiveness of a literature based integrated curriculum will be examined along with materials, methods, and assessments used in developing and implementing such a curriculum. This course investigates the significance of literature on children and the impact of literature on student achievement as documented by current research. Evaluation of current literature will examine the efficacy of literature for diverse populations and explore a variety of literature elements and genres. Teacher candidates in this course are expected to plan and develop a unit plan that includes appropriate instruction formats aligned to the Missouri Learning Standards and supports a literature-based program with authentic assessment measures.