EDUCATION 3470: Exploring Language Arts through Children's Literature
EDU 3470 Course Description
Prerequisite: Upper Division Status
This course is designed to provide information for integrating the study of the language arts (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) with the study of children’s literature in a K-6 classroom setting. Specifi c topics addressed will include: understanding the theoretical foundations for integration, selecting and evaluating children’s literature, identifying categories of children’s literature, utilizing children’s literature across the curriculum, constructing thematic units, conducting activities for sharing and responding to literature (through read-alouds, shared reading, and guided reading activities, etc.), guiding children through the writing process, constructing listening and speaking activities, and assessing children’s success with the language arts.