Feb 19, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
    
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog

EDU6270 CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENT LITERATURE COURSE PROCEDURE


EDU6270 CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENT LITERATURE

3 Credit Hours

Student Level:

This course is open to students on the college level in either Freshman or Sophomore year.

Catalog Description:

EDU6270 - Children and Adolescent Literature (3 hrs)

This course will increase the student’s knowledge of children/adolescent literature and language development.  In addition, it will examine principles and instructional techniques for introducing and enhancing good literature in ways that will increase children and adolescent’s love of reading.

Course Classification:

Lecture

Prerequisites:

None

Controlling Purpose:

This course is designed to help the students increase their knowledge in the study of children’s literature and oral language development.  In addition, it will examine principles and instructional techniques for developing language abilities in students from pre-school through junior high ages.

Learner Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to exemplify knowledge about literature that influences children’s development of language skills, have knowledge of literature that mirrors today’s society and understand children’s reading preferences during each stage of development.  In addition, students will gain knowledge in identifying quality children’s books and be able to share that knowledge with children.

Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:

The following outline defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period.  Instructors may add other material as time allows.

UNIT 1:  The New Look of Children’s Literature

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully:

  • Identify books that help children manage various family situations.
  • Choose literature that mirrors today’s families.
  • Categorize books that deal with stressors and character building.

UNIT 2:

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully:

  • Select outstanding picture books for children.
  • Encourage children to appreciate the value of picture books.
  • Recognize and appreciate quality illustrations in picture books.
  • Explain how illustrations enhance the written word.

 

UNIT 3: Contemporary Realism/Modern Fantasy

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully:

  • Students will guide children in exploring both authentic and imaginary stories.
  • Recognize different types of conflict in literature such as person vs. person, person vs. environment, etc.
  • Analyze and demonstrate how modern fantasy reflects characters in high and light fantasy.

UNIT 4:

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully:

  • Discuss what multicultural literature is.
  • Evaluate multicultural literature.
  • Recognize similarities and differences in various cultures.

UNIT 5: Historical Fiction

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully:

  • Explain the values of historical fiction in children learning from the past.
  • Compare the characters and setting of the past to those of today.
  • Evaluate historical fiction by characters, setting, plot, and theme.

UNIT 6: Non-Fictional/Informational

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully:

  • Compare with other books of its kind to evaluate organization, writer’s point of view, and literacy distinctions.
  • Analyze biographies to determine the extent to which the biographer contributes insight into that person.
  • Plan lessons that utilize informational books as teaching tools combined with fiction books on similar topics.

UNIT 7: Traditional Literature/Poetry

Outcomes: Upon Completion of this unit, students will be able to successfully:

  • Guide children in understanding sensory imagery in poetry.
  • Encourage play with words in devices such as metaphor, alliteration and other figurative language.
  • Compare/contrast literary elements in retellings of like tales.

Projects Required:

Textbook:

Contact Bookstore for current textbook.

Materials/Equipment Required:

Attendance Policy: 

Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Grading Policy:

The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Maximum class size:

Based on classroom occupancy

Course Time Frame:  

The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission, and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching, and assessing the educational aspects of the college. A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time. The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.

Refer to the following policies:

402.00 Academic Code of Conduct

263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades

403.00 Student Code of Conduct

Disability Services Program: 

Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability.  If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations,   contact the Disability Services Coordinator.