Using Children's Literature in the Classroom (K-12)/Flex Course



Do you love using children’s books in your classroom? Do you want to find out about excellent new books and fun ways to use them in your classroom? This online course will focus on the best children’s books available to use in all four content areas. Fun and educational ideas for using children’s literature will be shared. If you love children’s books….don’t miss this class!


Unit One

Why children's literature?
Becoming Familiar with the Literature Standards
Introduction to Literature
Assignment #1: Write an autobiography
Test #1
Unit Two

Selecting Picture Books
Ideas for Using Picture Books in the Classroom
Selecting Trade Books (Easy Chapter Books)
Ideas for Using Trade Books in the Classroom
Selecting Young Adult Literature
Ideas for Using Young Adult Literature in the Classroom
Assignment #2: Article reflection
Test #2
Unit Three

Multicultural Literature
Children's Literature as a Springboard for Writing
Literature and Reading Workshop
Assignment #3: Share your expertise
Test #3
Unit Four

Literature Circles
Creating Lifelong Readers
Introduction to Fables and Folk Tales
Introduction to Mythology
Test #4
Unit Five

Online Literature Resources
Teaching Literary Elements
Using Reader's Theater in the Classroom
Test #5
Unit Six

Introduction to Poetry
Critical Comprehension Strategies
Developing a Literature Unit
Assignment #4: Develop a literature unit
Assignment #5: Reading/Learning Log (Based on required resource book)

key words, tags

Reading skill, K-12 Teaching, Teacher professional deb=velopment

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Professional development
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Teacher training without subject specialization, Education
Provider’s course code
Course Number: 45T02 UCSD Course Number: EDUC31467
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IP transfer allowed
Previous courses entrance requirements
This course has a modestly-priced required resource book (available in both new and used versions) that can be purchased through Amazon using the following link Note that you can begin and participate in your course before the book arrives. “Literature Circles: Voice and Choice in Book Clubs and Reading Groups” by Harvey Daniels
Career list corresponds to course
K-12 teachers
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Groups formation by readiness level
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meetup presence
LMS integration
Learning Analytics
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Credit from UC San Diego Extension
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Personal learning path possibility, course individualization
Special needs support