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Number:ED215
Name:Children's Literature
Description:This course familiarizes students with the trade literature written for juvenile readers. Students learn to evaluate children's texts, employ literature-centered approaches to reading, and recognize developmental readiness and interest levels for text selection.
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):Every spring semester
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s):
200 or 300 level literature course, or perm of instructor

Course Objectives

To understand how young children construct literacy
To provide experiences that support that development
To understand developmentally appropriate practice
To understand how children's learning process works with oral language acquisition
To understand the importance of play in the child's literacy development.
To explore a print-rich language environment
To explore functional writing
To understand the development of reading and writing skills within authentic literacy events.
"Teaching phonemic awareness, phonics and spelling in the most effective ways.
"Teaching graphophonemic, semantic, and syntactic information when reading.
Understanding assessment procedures

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher
S 2013 Children's Literature, Briefly 0-13-248056-5 Tunnell, Michael O. 5TH 12 Merrill Education/Prentic
F 2011 CHILDREN'S LITERATURE BRI 0-13-248056-5 TUNNELL 5 MERRILL
S 2011 CHILDREN'S LITERATURE BRI 0-13-173490-3 TUNNELL 4 PEARSON EDU
S 2010 CHILDREN'S LITERATURE BRI 0-13-173490-3 TUNNELL 4 MERRILL
S 2009 CHILDREN'S LITERATURE BRI 0-13-173490-3 TUNNELL 4 PEARSON EDUCATION
S 2008 CHILDREN'S LITERATURE BRI TUNNELL 4 MERRILL
F 2007 NEW ESSENTIALS FOR TEACHI MOORE SCH010
F 2007 SHAPING LITERATE MINDS DORN STENHOUSE
F 2007 STARTING OUT RIGHT NATIONAL R NATL ACAD
F 2005 LET'S BEGIN READING RIGHT FIELDS 5TH 04
F 2003 Let's Begin Reading Right 0130494917 Fields Prentice Hall
Thomas College. Beyond Education.