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    Olivet Nazarene University
   
 
  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

EDUC 778 - Literature and Resources for Children and Youth


4 hours
Introduction to genres of children’s and young adult literature. Embracing the Common Core State Standards, the course includes methodology in the use of websites and a wide range of high-quality multicultural literature for all grade levels. Technology will be utilized in learning to locate, evaluate, and use literature applicable for K-12 students of all abilities, ages, and ethnic backgrounds. The candidate will gain a thorough understanding of how cultural, linguistic, and ethnic diversity influences reading, as well as the relationship between vocabulary development and reading comprehension. The course also includes strategies for modeling and sharing the value of reading and writing for actual, real-life experiences, instilling the concept of becoming lifelong learners. GR