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ED 310. Children's Literature in the Elementary and Middle School Classroom

Credits: 3
Department: Teacher Development
Description: Exploration and evaluation of all types of literature for children and young adults. Includes the promotion of lifelong reading among children through the development of classroom strategies and experiences.
Prerequisites: 2.75 GPA and a grade of C (not C-) or better in one of ED 200, CFS 200, SPED 200, or ED 300.
Corequisites: ED 315, IM 421
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF
Permissions: Other

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate knowledge of the foundations of the reading processes of emergent readers using narrative and informational texts.
2. Include a variety of formal and informal tools to assess students' literacy learning.
3. Develop a model classroom that demonstrates a motivating environment that fosters foundational literacy including developing and providing opportunities for daily independent reading, self-selecting materials to read, frequent opportunities for sharing what is read.
4. Integrate a variety of strategies to motivate students to read at home and encourage parents or guardians to read to their children, in English and/or in the primary languages of English language learners.
5. Demonstrate knowledge of how to select, evaluate and respond to literature from a range of genres, era, perspectives and cultures.
6. Explicate the process of helping children consolidate knowledge of English grammar and improving reading fluency and comprehension.

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