Howard-Suamico School District #316 Cohort
EDUC 580: Children's & Adolescents' Literatrue
Adjunct Instructor: Crystal M. H. Cook, MSEd
Course Dates: November 16 - January 31
(winter break Dec. 21 - Jan. 4)
Course Format: Blended
In Class Dates: Nov. 16, Dec. 2, Dec. 16, Jan. 13, Jan. 27
District Training Center, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Graduate Credits: 3
The focus of this course will be on developing lifelong reading habits and an appreciation for a variety of literature. Students will explore the use of literature across the curriculum and grade levels K-12. We will also examine the use of literature to enhance reading skills and practice as well as to develop an appreciation for diversity.
Texts & Readings
Miller, Donalyn (2014) Reading in the Wild: The Book Whisperer’s Keys to Cultivating Lifelong Reading Habits. Education Week Press. ISBN-13: 978-0470900307
Hollie, Sharrocky (2011) Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching and Learning. Shell Education. ISBN-13: 978-1425806866
***Additional outside children’s and adolescents’ literature individually selected by course participants (more information provided on WELCOME day Nov. 16)
Layne, Steven (2009) Igniting a Passion for Reading: Successful Strategies for Building Lifelong Readers. Stenhouse Publishers. ISBN-13: 978-1571103857
Graduate level students in the course are expected to demonstrate:
- the ability to discuss the historical background related to children’s and adolescents’ literature
- the ability to develop strategies for increasing children’s and adolescents’ appreciation of literature
- the ability to evaluate and select appropriate literature for children and adolescents
- the ability to develop skills in evaluating and incorporating literature, including culturally and linguistically diverse literature, into lesson plans
- the ability to evaluate the images of childhood revealed in children’s and adolescents’ literature
- the ability to suggest and evaluate appropriate technology applications which complements the use of children’s and adolescents’ literature in the classroom
*SAMPLE DRAFT of the EDUC 580 course syllabus; please note that the instructor reserves the right to edit the syllabus until the official start date of the course
Conceptual Framework for Viterbo University Programs in Education
Viterbo University Core Values:
Contemplation, reflecting upon the presence of God in our lives and work
Hospitality, welcoming everyone we encounter as an honored guest
Integrity, striving for honesty in everything we say and do
Stewardship, practicing responsible use of all resources in our trust
- Service, working for the common good in the spirit of humility and joy
Wisconsin Teaching Standards -Teachers know:
- how children grow & learn differently.
- how to manage a classroom.
- the subject area and how to teach with best practices.
- how to test for student progress.
- how to plan different kinds of lessons.
- how to self-reflect and evaluate themselves.
- communicate and stay connected with others.