Reading''s in English Children''s Literature

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Reading''s in English Children''s Literature

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Description:
    This course aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of children?s literature and help them explore the possibilities of using it in English language education along with various teaching methodologies. Students will have the opportunity to understand literary elements of children?s literature by reading various genres of children?s literature such as nursery rhymes, picture books, fairy tales, novels, poetry and plays. Students also will be
    encouraged to develop critical reading and thinking abilities through response journals and active class discussions.

    Course Objectives;
    1) Students will enhance critical reading and thinking skills.
    2) Students will expand knowledge of English Children?s Literature.
    3) Students will be familiar with various genres of English Children?s Literature
    4) Students will be able to develop ideas for English language education using various kinds of English children's literature

    Grading Rubric or Evaluation
    Response Journals: 30 points
    Quiz: 20 points (with advance notice)
    Presentation: 10 points
    Term Paper (5-6 pages): 20 points
    Participation: 20 points

    Texts for the Course;
    Literature for Children by David Russell. Pearson. 2009
    Illustrating Children's Picture Books by S. Withrow & L. Withrow. 2009
    A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park,
    Matilda by Roald Dahl (Free downloadable on the Internet)
    Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
    The Watsons Go to Birmingham?1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
    The Ice Wolf by Joanna H. Kraus (Will be placed at the Central Library for print)
    Other materials will be given as handouts or posted on the Blackboard.

    Detailed class schedules will be announced on the first day of class.

    NB.: This syllabus is subject to change.

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Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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