NWCCD 2020-21 Catalog 
    Apr 02, 2023  
NWCCD 2020-21 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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EDEL 2280 - Literature for Children

This course is designed for reading and discussion of works of literature for children.  Selection of children’s books for school, home, and library is stressed.  In order to establish criteria for evaluation, students are expected to become acquainted with a wide sampling of children’s literature including classics, both old and new. Sheridan students will be required to complete field hours in the Education Lab (Lab School).

Credits: 3

Instructional Method Lecture

Comments: Prior to Spring 2008, EDEL 2280 was listed as ENGL 2275 - Literature for Children

Completion of or concurrent enrollment in an Advanced Writing course

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of (EDEL 2280 Literature for Children) , the student will:

Taken from the InTASC Standards, (Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium, 2013)


Standard 1. Learner Development.

  1. 1(b). The teacher creates developmentally appropriate instruction that takes into account individual learners’ strengths, interests, and needs and that enables each learner to advance and accelerate his/her learning.
  2. 1(g). The teacher understands the role of language and culture in learning and knows how to modify instruction to make language comprehensible and instruction relevant, accessible, and challenging.

Standard 2. Learning Differences.

 3. 2(e) The teacher incorporates tools of language development into planning and instruction, including strategies for making content accessible to English language learners and for evaluating and supporting their development of English proficiency.

Standard 4. Content Knowledge.

4. 4(d) The teacher stimulates learner reflection on prior content knowledge, links new concepts to familiar concepts, and makes connections to learners’ experiences.

5. 4(f) The teacher evaluates and modifies instructional resources and curriculum materials for their comprehensiveness, accuracy for representing particular concepts in the discipline, and appropriateness for his/her learners.

6. 4(g) The teacher uses supplementary resources and technologies effectively to ensure accessibility and relevance for all learners.

Standard 5. Application of Content.

7. 5(h) The teacher develops and implements supports for learner literacy development across content areas.

Standard 6. Assessment.

8. 6(f) The teacher models and structures processes that guide learners in examining their own thinking and learning as well as the performance of others.

Standard 7. Planning for Instruction.

9. 7(a) The teacher individually and collaboratively selects and creates learning experiences that are appropriate for curriculum goals and content standards, and are relevant to learners.

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