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Children's Literature for Grades 3-6

This course serves as an introduction to some of the important ideas involved in selecting and using literature appropriate to children in grades 3-8. The function and meaning of "story" and/or "narrative" in oral tradition and written literature are organizing concepts in this course. Students will participate in discussion and workshop activities and use their own responses, criteria from the field of literary criticism, and principles of child development to discuss ways of deepening children's connections with literature. Prerequisite: EDUC 564.