EDU*354*10 Description

Literature for Chldrn: K-8

A study of literary texts by notable American authors with children as the major audience. Emphasis will be placed on the literary elements, evaluation criteria, and value to the reader of each genre. Through the lens of reader response theory, students will explore the variety of materials, from bound literature to electronic media, available to support childern's motivation to become fluent, independent readers and writers. Students will demonstrate their ability to identify, select, and evaluate literature and other materials that meet students' literacy needs and interests and to communicate such knowledge to parents. This is a Maryland-approved reading course.