Literacy Education

EDU 511 & 513: Children's Literature & Adolescent Literature

EDU 511 Children's Literature: This course is designed for teachers who wish to develop a deeper understanding of the literature written for children ages 4-12 and who want to become competent and creative catalysts in bringing children to books. Attention is given to standards of selection, curriculum implications, and methods of using books to individualize reading instruction. Students are expected to read widely in juvenile collections in order to establish a basis for selecting appropriate literary fare. Cr 3.

EDU 513 Adolescent Literature: This course is designed for middle or secondary teachers who wish to develop a deeper understanding of literature for adolescents and who needs to learn how to help young people read widely. Attention will be given to the dynamics of adolescence, individualizing reading, standards of selection, and creative methods of introducing books. Cr 3.

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