EDU 24600 Children's Literature

This course is a study of the history and development of literature suitable for elementary school students. Evaluation of current literature material is included. This course will also examine research on the effectiveness of a literature based integrated curriculum for diverse populations and the materials and methods used in developing and implementing such a curriculum. A variety of literature elements and genres will be explored as well as a variety of approaches to a literature-based program including drama, reader’s theatre and program components for creating literature-based lessons, literature and the guided reading program, organizing materials and instruction, thematic approaches and assessment.