This course emphasizes literature-based reading instruction focusing on the selection of literature which enhances interdisciplinary instruction.
Course Credits: 3
Prerequisites: Enrollment requires admittance to graduate studies or permission of the instructor. Participants are students in the reading master’s degree program or post-bachelor’s teacher certification program, or other master’s students in the College of Education.
Student Learning Outcomes
- The student will be able to identify common genres in children's literature and select titles and/or combine them to promote literacy in the classroom.
- The student will be able to motivate learners to increase their body of knowledge while reading for enjoyment.
- The student will be able to equip a classroom with quality children's literature.
- The student will be able to apply knowledge of literature to promote appreciation of diversity.
- The student will be able to promote collegiality in instructional planning among peers and in the professional community.
- The student will be able to develop background knowledge in learners through children's literature before starting a new unit in the content areas.
- The student will be able to apply knowledge of strategies that build comprehension in planning a unit based on children's literature.
- This course addresses TEA Reading Specialist Standards II, III, & IV.
- This course addresses the ILA Reading Specialist Standards 1-7.