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EDU-491-20/EDU-510-50, Elementary Reading Materials (WN13)

INSTRUCTOR: Betty Kansler

SCHEDULE/DAY/TIME: Saturdays/January 5, 12, 19, 26, 9:00 – 4:00 pm

CONTENT:

This course is designed to assist participants in selecting and evaluating materials for teaching reading and related skills.  Participants will use a variety of texts and other materials to promote student independent reading.  Participants will leave with an understanding of various methods to address different levels of reading proficiency.  Ways to involve parents and members of the community may be discussed.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

-To use established criteria to select, evaluate and compare instructional programs and materials for teaching reading.

-To use a variety of texts and other materials to encourage student motivation, interests and independent reading.

-To describe an effective print rich classroom that promotes positive attitudes about reading and writing.

-To evaluate and analyze the major genres of children’s literature.

METHODS OF INSTRUCTION:

Lecture, Cooperative Learning, Discussion

REQUIREMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS:

Class participation and attendance, Annotated bibliography, Project, Presentation

REQUIRED TEXTS:

Tomlinson, C. and Lynch-Brown, C.(2008) Essentials of Children’s Literature,7th Ed.

Curtis, Christopher Paul.(1995).  The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963. New York: Bantam Doubleday.

Hesse,  Karen (1997).Out of the Dust. New York: Scholastic.

Snead, Phillip (2010). A Sick Day for Amos McGee.  New York: Roaring Brook Press.

Stead, Rebecca. (2008). When You Reach Me. New York: Random House.

ASSIGNMENT PRIOR TO THE FIRST CLASS:

Read A Sick Day for Amos McGee and bring the book to class along with the text.

YOU MUST ATTEND ALL FOUR SATURDAYS FOR COURSE CREDIT