EDUC 3313 Children’s Literature (K–8)

An extensive reading of genres in children’s literature.


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Course Information

EDUC 3313 Children’s Literature (K–8)


This course focuses on the importance of quality PK–grade 8 children’s literature in the curriculum through extensive reading of literary genres and the characteristics of each one.

Students will become familiar with notable authors, illustrators, awards, literacy elements, and criteria for selecting children’s and young adult literature. There will also be an emphasis on practical teaching strategies and activities using literature to develop literacy throughout the curriculum.

Prerequisite or Co–Requisite

  • EDUC 2010

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