Focus is on how to effectively use children’s literature to enhance and strengthen children’s literacy development. Special emphasis is placed upon connecting students’ language, interests, and cultural background in order to increase their motivation and academic achievement. Active engagement in a wide range of responses to literature including art, music, drama, and writing provide current and future teachers with a repertoire of strategies to use in elementary school classrooms.
|Notes(s):||This course is waived if LEDU 380 was taken as an undergraduate. Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of “B-” or higher. Grade Mode: A.|