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| EDUC207 syllabus
|COURSE NUMBER: ||EDUC207|
|COURSE TITLE:||Children's Literature|
|SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:||3|
|STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:|
|DELIVERY MODE:||In-Person, Hybrid|
Introductory survey of children's literature. Includes teaching methods; criteria for selection, evaluation, and presentation of books and related materials; and community resources. Using technology to facilitate application of the learning process.
Place into ENGL121
Hybrid- 3 announced mandatory meetings during the semester, end of the semester group play will be performed for the DACC Child Development Center during facility hours convenient for children’s schedule that will be announced.
This course is not available for web registration.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Read, discuss, watch and write about a broad range of literature for young children, Pre-K through grade 6 through graded discussion board threads.
- Discuss methods of selecting and evaluating literature after watching online videos by monitored discussions and evaluated projects.
- Select, read, respond to, and evaluate children’s books throughout the semester through written assignments.
- Visit the library/bookstore and websites to find quality children’s literature to fulfill graded children’s literature file resource.
- Demonstrate reading techniques learned from “teacher visits” through graded reading lesson.
- Share the joy of literature with children using developmentally appropriate practices through graded group play presented at the Child Development Center.
TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
- Children's Literature defined.
- Evaluating Children's Literature.
- Book Awards including: Newberry, Caldecott, International, and Lifetime Contribution.
- Children's responses to literature.
- Children's books-history and current trends.
- Exploration of children's literature including: first books, finger rhymes, and nursery rhymes, Mother Goose, alphabet books, counting books, wordless books, Picture Books, Traditional Literature, Modern Fantasy, Realistic Fiction, Historical Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction- Biographies and Informational Books.
- Diverse Perspectives.
- Online Children’s Literature.
- Children’s Literature in the Classroom- read aloud, shared and guided reading and writing.
- Independent Reading and Writing and Literature Circles.
Johnson, Denise. The Joy of Children’s Literature (2012). 2nd edition. Houghton Mifflin
See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstoreEVALUATION:
A point system, based on the following criteria, will be used to evaluate the student’s performance in this class.
80 points |
|Theme Study ||
50 points |
|Project Poster/Bulletic Board ||
30 points |
Write and Illustrate a Children's Book ||100 points |
|Author Showcase Board
||30 points |
Book Reading ||30 points |
Group Play ||50 points |
Final Project Resource File ||100 points |
Exams (4) ||100 points |
720 points |
92-100% ||A |
|84-91% ||B |
|67% - ||
|STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:||Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC,
you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College.
Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A
DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-
to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to
the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is
available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook|
|DISABILITY SERVICES:||Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.|