Maricopa Community Colleges  EDU291   19942-20012 
Official Course Description:   MCCCD Approval:  02/22/94
EDU291      19942-20012 LEC 3 Credit(s) 3 Period(s)
Children's Literature
Review of folk and modern literature, including application of literary criteria to folk and modern literature for children. Prerequisites: None.
Cross-References:   ENH291
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
EDU291   19942-20012 Children's Literature
1. Compare and contrast children's and adult literature in relation to the values of society. (I)
2. Describe the history and development of picture and illustrated books and the criteria for evaluating art and content. (II, IV)
3. Choose appropriate books for children at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. (III, VII, IX - XI)
4. Describe the function of picture books in education, and describe the function of picture books as an introduction to ideas and values. (IV)
5. Describe the types of folk tales and their distinctive elements. (V)
6. Describe the social and psychological value of reading folk tales. (V)
7. Describe the characteristics of fables and their use and values. (VI)
8. Apply literary criteria (plot, characterization, settings, style, point of view, theme, tone) to fiction for children. (VII, IX)
9. Describe the importance of fantasy in developing imagination. (VII)
10. Describe the value of nursery rhymes as an introduction to poetry and as a basis for development of social, psychological, and linguistic values. (VIII)
11. Describe the characteristics of nonsense verse. (VIII)
12. Apply criteria for evaluation of narrative and lyric poetry for children. (VIII)
13. Describe the importance of style and tone in historical writing for children. (IX)
14. Apply composition criteria (research, authenticity, and objectivity) for evaluating biography as history. (X)
15. Apply literary criteria (characterization, central theme, style, point of view, tone, setting) for evaluating biography as history. (X)
16. Describe the benefits for children in listening to stories. (XII)
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MCCCD Official Course Outline:
EDU291   19942-20012 Children's Literature
    I. Children and Books Today
        A. Children's needs
        B. Physiological development
      II. History of Children's Books
          A. Beginning children's books
          B. The Nineteenth Century
          C. The Twentieth Century
        III. Books for the Very Young
            A. Alphabet books
            B. Concept books
          IV. Artists and Children's Books
              A. Relief
              B. Intaglio
              C. Surface or planographic
            V. Folk Tales
                A. World
                B. United States
              VI. Fables, Myths, and Epics
                  A. Aesop
                  B. Greek, Roman. and Norse mythology
                  C. Epics
                VII. Modern Fantasy
                  VIII. Poetry
                      A. Nonsense verse
                      B. Lyric poetry
                      C. Narrative poetry
                    IX. Fiction
                        A. Modern
                        B. Historical
                      X. Biography
                        XI. Informational Books
                          XII. Encouraging Children's Response to Literature
                              A. Reading aloud
                              B. Storytelling
                              C. Dramatic activities
                              D. Puppetry
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