ENG 113 - Classics Of Children’s Literature
Course Description: Concentrating on a core of classic children’s books, the course explores the role texts and illustrations play in helping children understand the world.
ISLOs: This course supports student development of Written and Oral Communications, Critical Thinking, Quantitative Literacy, and Multicultural and Global Perspectives.
Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101.
General Education Elective(s): Humanities; Literature
Note(s): Course will include methods for reading literature to children and fostering children’s language and literacy development. Service-Learning placements will be available to aspiring teachers who wish to practice in school settings the skills learned in this course.
Note: This course has been approved to meet the Core Curriculum General Education requirement.
Course Student Learning Outcomes:
- Evaluate quality of text and illustrations of picture books and chapter books according to recognized standards
- Communicate orally and/or in writing key elements of text and illustrations of works of children’s literature using Standard English spelling, grammar, punctuation and capitalization.
- Identify cultural elements in multicultural literature that reflect the culture of the work’s setting
- Articulate benefits of introducing children to international and multicultural literature
- Collect, analyze and interpret data to better understand the course content
- Participate in and practice instructional methods that incorporate children’s literature
- Explain the role of children’s literature in the development of reading and writing skills
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