EDRE 515 : Advanced Children’s Literature

Students will examine current philosophy and research supporting literature-based reading instruction. The class will review four different models for preparing students for literature circles, using response logs, Post-it notes, and role sheets; address structures for primary, intermediate, middle, and high school grades; present alternative scheduling patterns for group meetings and reading time; develop mini-lessons for training, problem solving, and book sharing; examine tools and materials for assessing and grading literature circles; discuss ideas for using literature circles with nonfiction texts across the curriculum; and address common management problems and solutions.