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Park University School for Education Conceptual Framework
EDE 311 Child Lit for Early Childhoodand Elementary Teachers
SP 2009 HO
Elementary Education/K-8Learning Disabilites/K-9Reading /K-12
Jan. 12- May 8
M & F
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
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The instructor's philosophy is one of interactiveness based on literature readings, lectures, dialogues, presentations, projects, and writings. The instructor will engage each learner in developing a love for quality children's books, a feeling for the wonderful possibilities of children's books, the ability to select and use children's books critically, and the desire to share good children’s literature.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Resource file of 100 annotations of children’s books.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Read a book to our class
Select a book that you love and practice reading it aloud several times to yourself and others using the elements discussed in class and in the text. This will ensure an expressive, attention maintaining presentation. Your grade will be based on the instructor’s scoring guide and included as part of your final grade. Classmates will also give input to the reader.
1. Some motivational activity or device to gain attention, build motivation, and tap into prior knowledge. It is important to include some open-ended discussion. This is called an anticipatory set.
2. Reading all or parts of the book in a well practiced, interesting manner.
3. An activity that relates to the book. Again, incorporate open-ended discussion. There are a wide range of possibilities, but the activity should do one or more of the following:
2. Allow students to express themselves creatively
3. Help students understand the diversity in our society.
· Accommodations and/or Adaptations for Special Needs Students in the Regular Classroom
4. Resource Notebook
This is an organizational activity arranging teaching handouts from instructor, lesson plans from fellow students, and any pertinent materials which you may want to add. A three inch three ring notebook with dividers is recommended. This notebook must contain a Table of Contents and be divided logically into various categories for easy future use. The date of submission is listed in the Course/Dates section.
5. Project-based Take-home Midterm and Final These exams will actually be open-ended activities that will allow you to integrate ideas from your reading to higher levels of learning. Early in the course, you will receive a set of options. You will then select two of these options to complete over the specified time. Options will vary, but each will emphasize higher level outcomes: application to the classroom, analysis, synthesis/creative thinking, and evaluation/critical thinking. They will be keyed to various MOSTEP standards so you can use them as “artifacts” in your departmental portfolio.
Attendance/Participation 5 points each session
Annotations 2 points per annotation
Resource File Organization 25 points
Book Reading 25 points
Book Reading self-reflection paper 15 points
Book Reading/Activity/Lesson Plan Presentation 25 points
Reading/Activity/Lesson self-reflection paper 15 points
Reading/Activity/Lesson Written Plan 25 points
Accommodation/Adaptation for Special Needs 10 points
Teaching Resource Notebook 25 points
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
As future teachers, the students in the environment should practice dispositions that are listed in the Philosophy and Frameworks of the Education Department. Each class participant should be a positive, polite contributor to the classroom.
As computers and technology have made writing and revising easier and more productive, they have also created unique problems. Printers run out of ink and hard drives crash. Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines. Be sure to save your work for backup purposes.
*Please do not use cell phones or text messaging during class.
Course intro, Review syllabus, Genres in children's literature, Explanation of annotations, Tips for media center use
-Locate a library convenient to you and begin reading (follow guidelines)
-Read Cullinan, chpt 1 Children’s and Adolescent Literature: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow & Appendix E (History of Children's Lit)
-Prepare for your book reading to class
Class book reading (reflection paper due next class)
Read chpt 4, Poetry and Verse
Cont. chpt. 4
1st Annotations check. You should have completed 25 annotations. Files will be collected, checked and returned.
Discuss chpt 5
-Begin preparing for your lesson plan presentation
Discuss chpt. 7
2nd Annotations check. Turn in your second set of annotations. You should have completed a total of 50 annotations.
3rd annotations check Turn in your third set of annotations.You should have completed a total of 75 annotations.
Cont. chpt. 10
Lesson presentation #7
Discuss chpt 11
Lesson presentation #8
Discuss chpt. 12
(Annotations must include a numbered Table of Contents which may be grouped alphabetically by title or genre)
-Prepare to present your author or illustrator to class
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90Attendance is important as much of our work cannot be made up outside of class. A chapter summary from our Cullinan text must be submitted for each absence. After two absences, a student must submit written verification for reason of absence. Grades may be lowered for excessive absences.
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
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