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ED 320 Literature for Young Adults
Hennessy, Gail B.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.
CourseED 320 Literature for Young Adults HOZ
SemesterSP2005
FacultyHennessy, Gail B.
TitleAdjunct Professor
Daytime Phone(816)838-4930
E-Mailgail.hennessy@park.edu
Semester DatesJan. 12- May 6
Class DaysWednesday  Dates provided in syllabus
Class Time3:30
Credit Hours3


Course Description:
Students in this course will survey literature appropriate for school children grades six through twelve.  Students will also determine criteria for selecting and evaluating literature for adolescents, and will develop lesson plans for teaching literature at various grade levels.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
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 good 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 literature with children as much as possible in the classroom.

Learning Outcomes:
Successful students in ED 320 will:
A. Demonstrate a bibliographical knowledge of available adolescent literature by
producing a bibliographical research paper focusing upon such literature and by
     sharing bibliographical knowledge orally in the classroom.  (MoSTEP 1.2.1.1)
     (Frameworks:  Knowledge 4, 7)

B. Demonstrate their skills in teaching adolescent literature by producing a
teaching package containing sufficient lesson plans for the teaching on one
           major work of adolescent literature and by presenting one lesson plan from that
            package to the class.  (MoSTEP 1.2.1.1, 1.2.1.5, 1.2.3.2, 1.2.4.1, 1.2.4.2, 1.2.4.3,
            1.2.5.2) (Frameworks:  Knowledge 4,6, 7, 10;  Skills 5, 11, 12 13, 14;
            Dispositions 4)

C. Demonstrate minimal mastery of the internet in regard to finding useful
useful references to adolescent literature by producing an internet search  project.
     (MoSTEP 1.2.5.1, 1.2.11.1, 1.2.11.2, 1.2.11.3, 1.2.11.4, 1.2.11.5, 1.2.11.6)
     (Frameworks:  Knowledge 4, 7, 13; Skills 6, 11.17; Dispositions 4, 5, 6, 16)  

D. Demonstrate enriched appreciation for the variety and depth of available adolescent literature through journaling, class discussion, and examination.
(MoSTEP 1.2.1.1, 1.2.8.1, 1.2.8.2, 1.2.8.3, 1.2.9.1) (Frameworks:
Knowledge 4, 7; Skills 8, 17 ; Dispositions 2, 4, 10,

E. Demonstrate critical knowledge of several major examples of adolescent literature through class discussion, formal oral presentation, and examination.
(MoSTEP 1.1.1, 1.2.1.1, 1.2.4.1, 1.2.4.3 1.2.7.3, 1.2.9.1, 1.2.9.2) (Frameworks:
Knowledge 3, 4, 5, 8, 10; Skills 8, 12, 17; Dispositions 2, 3, 4, 6, 25)

Course Assessment:
A. Attendance is required. There will be one unexplained absence allowed. After that a limited number of absences caused by illness, death, etc. will be explained in person or by calling the office.  Excessive tardies will affect your grade in the area of participation.

B. Participation who regularly provide positive, cooperative spoken or written input during class, and whose input provides evidence that they have studied their lessons carefully, will be able to earn an A in their participation grade.

C. Each student must complete a teaching package and present a lesson to the class as outlined in accompanying  materials.

D. Each student must complete a bibliographical term project and an oral presentation in regard to it as described in accompanying materials.

E. Each student must complete an internet project as described in accompanying materials

F. Each student must complete a midterm and a final examination.

G. Each student must write an ongoing journal as described in accompanying materials.

Grading:
Attendance and Participation 10 pts. each session
Journal 50 pts.
Bibliographical 50 pts.
Teaching Package 50 pts.
Internet Project 40 pts.
Midterm 40 pts.
Final Examination 40 pts.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Timely completion is built into some assignment criteria.  Late work of daily assignments will be accepted up to one week late, but the grade can be reduced.  Late submission of Reading files will not be accepted and will be recorded as a “Zero”.  Late submission of presentations, take-home midterm exam, group presentation, resource notebook, and take-home final exam will result in grade reductions of 25%.  Absolutely no late work will be accepted after the assigned time of the final.  Any missing assignments after the finals date and time will be recorded as a “zero”.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
As future teachers, the students in this environment should practice the dispositions that are listed in the Philosophy and Frameworks of the Education Department.  A copy will be distributed during the first week of class and a self rating of the dispositions will be included as a class activity.
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.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Tentative Schedule

Jan. 12 at 3:30
Topics:  Course Introduction
  Genres in Adolescent Literature
Assignment:  Find library to use for this semester.
                     Decide upon 10 books to read for the semester.
                           2/3    Classics
2/3    Contemporary
2   Historical/Biographical
2   Your Choice
1   Poetry
Jan. 26
Topics:  Evaluating Adolescent Literature
             Lesson Plan Writing
             Sharing books with adolescents
             Sign up for sharing internet sites, lesson plan, and Annotations
              Teaching Strategy _____________________________________________

Feb. 2
Topics:  Book Awards
             Picture Books & Poetry
             Teaching Strategy ______________________________________________

Feb. 23  
Topics:  Traditional literature, Folklore
             Teaching Strategy _____________________________________________

Mar. 2    
Topics:   Midterm Exam
              Modern Fantasy/Science Fiction
              Teaching Strategy _______________________________________________

Mar. 16
Topics:  Contemporary Realistic Fiction
             Bibliotherapy
             Student Presentations
             Teaching Strategy________________________________________________

Mar. 30  
Topics:  Historical Fiction
             Copyright Laws
              Student Presentations
              Teaching Strategy _______________________________________________


April 6
Topics:  Nonfiction
             Censorship
             Student Presentations
             Teaching Strategy _________________________________________________

April 20
Topics:  Multicultural
             ESL
             Student Presentations
             Teaching Strategy _________________________________________________

April 27
Topics:  Celebrity Books
              Internet Exchange
  Final Exam
              Wrap Up
              Teaching Strategy _________________________________________________

May 4
Topics:  Final

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100

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. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners 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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent 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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