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2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

ENGL-210 Childrens Literature

Credits 3 / 3 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into RDNG-030 (ACSR-030), completion of ELAP-110 with a minimum grade of 2.0, or successful completion of RDNG-016 or ACLT-074 with a minimum grade of 3.0. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of ENGL-101  or ENGL-103  with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
A survey of the development of literature for children and adolescents from earliest times to the present. An examination of standards for judging picture books fantasy nonfiction and poetry. Assignments include experience in the elementary school classroom.

Course Outcomes
1. Identify, explore and evaluate six genres of children’s literature: historical fiction, realistic fiction, picture books, poetry, fantasy, and folklore 2. Focus on books for young readers: levels pre-school to young adult 3. Provide an outlet for creative expression 4. Improve critical reading and writing skills 5. Discuss controversial issues regarding children’s literature in today’s society 6. Provide background on the history and purpose of children’s literature as distinct from adult literature 7. Provide resources such as bibliographies & websites 8 The total class experience will give future teachers, parents and paraprofessionals tools to help young people select, read, enjoy and appreciate good literature.