Children's Literature

ELM323

Introduces children’s literature currently available for young children and the role the literature plays in the child’s literacy development. The future teacher will be equipped with knowledge and skills to select appropriate literature and strategies to implement activities that support these selections in the classroom. Six clock hours of observations are required. *Cannot be taken until the student has been formally admitted to the Teacher Education Program (successfully completed TESA 1, 2, and 3).

OVERVIEW:

  • Children’s literature, the body of written works and accompanying illustrations produced in order to entertain or instruct young people. The genre encompasses a wide range of works, including acknowledged classics of world literature, picture books and easy-to-read stories written exclusively for children, and fairy tales, lullabies, fables, folk songs, and other primarily orally transmitted materials. – britannica.com/art/childrens-literature


NEWBERRY & CALDECOTT COLLECTION:

  • Located in the stack room outside of the computer lab. Currently the award winners in each category for the past 25 years.


SEARCH TIPS:

  • Subjects: Children Literature; Children Books; Children Reading; Children Stories; Juvenile Literature; Juvenile Fiction; Picture Book; Storytelling
  • Dewey Classifications: [E] identifies easy read literature up to grade 3 or age 8; [Fic] identifies literature appropriate above grade 3 or age 8.


AWARDS: (the best in Children's Literature)


LISTS: (from Wikipedia: Children's Literature)

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