This comprehensive class will review books and resources designed for children and adolescents. Candidates establish a broad and comprehensive understanding of foundations for creating a literacy-rich classroom that supports the literacy theory and development of all students, reflects and values cultural diversity, and promotes respect for all readers at various levels of reading proficiency. Candidates learn strategies to comprehend, interpret, analyze and evaluate texts such as nonfiction, fiction, poetry, informational, persuasive and functional texts, and review the major genres, authors, and works of Indiana, American and world children’s literature. Candidates experience dominant trends in children’s literature from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries and explore illustrators and authors for their significant techniques, trends,, talents, and writing styles. Throughout the course, candidates develop aesthetic appreciation, learn the skills of teaching reading, and applying their developing skills to diverse situations, resources, and ideas. Clinical Experience required.
MAT 522 Children’s Literature