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Children's Literature LIT 240

Formerly Children's Literature LIT 240; also Children's Literature LIT 240
Location: 
Faith Builders Educational Programs, 28527 Guys Mills Road, Guys Mills, PA.
Length: 
Version 1: 45 hours (5 to 15 weeks). Version 2: 45 hours (5 to 12 weeks).
Dates: 
Version 1: September 1999 - April 2007. Version 2: May 2007 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: gain appreciation for historical and contemporary literary works by reading a wide sampling of children's literature; expand personal understanding of biblical foundations by engaging with story elements, author's intent and purpose; explore reading and writing connections through the use of children's books to help children acquire competency in written compositions and oral tests; distinguish the various genre classifications, definitions, value categories and elements; acquire a measure of experience in using trade books across the curriculum and develop motivational and interactive activities. Version 2: Upon successful completion of the course,students will be able to: gain appreciation of historical and contemporary literary works for children and young adults by reading a wide sampling of children's literature; expand personal understanding of Biblical foundations by engaging with story elements, authors' intent and purpose in children's literature; explore reading and writing connections through the use of children's books to promote vocabulary, word recognition, and language fluidity to help children acquire competency in written compositions and oral texts; distinguish the various genre classifications including their definitions and components, values, historical significance, categories, and elements; acquire a measure of expertise in using trade books across the curriculum; and develop motivational and interactive activities that integrate skills of given subject areas.

Instruction: 
Version 1: Major topics covered in the course are divided into 4 major components: overview, studying the various genres of children's literature, creating and experiencing interactive activities, and developing a standard to evaluate children's literature. The first section introduces a foundational purpose, historical perspective and primary elements of children's literature. The other 3 sections are integrated throughout the term. Several genres are introduced each week, interspersed with hands-on activities. Students critically evaluate books read in class and assigned reading. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, role play, collaborative learning and practical experience. Evaluation criteria include tests, projects, response papers and presentations (including a read aloud) and a paper. Version 2: Major topics covered in the course are divided into four major components: overview, studying the various genres of children's literature, creating and experiencing interactive activities, and developing a standard to evaluate children's literature. The first section introduces a foundational purpose, historical perspective and primary elements of children's literature. The other three sections are integrated throughout the term. Several genres are introduced each week, interspersed with hands-on activities. Students critically evaluate books read in class and assigned reading. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, role play, collaborative learning, and practical experience. Evaluation criteria include tests, projects, presentations, and a research paper.
Credit recommendation: 

Version 1 and 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Children's Literature (12/03) (04/07) (11/10) (10/15 revalidation).

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