EN 117 Literature for Children

This course is designed as a survey of literature written for children. Emphasis is on the selection, analysis, and comprehensive knowledge of books for children from toddler through junior high school ages. The course introduces practical aspects of fostering literacy development in young children. It focuses on emerging and early literacy in the home, early care, and in educational settings with an emphasis on ages three through 10. The students will study strategies for holistic integration of the various literacy processes. It addresses the role of children's literature, the relationship between early language development and literacy opportunities and methods for developing language, and positive attitudes toward books. This course has an embedded lab experience in the preschool where students will apply concepts they have learned in class. Contact Hours: (3,0)