Sep 21, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 [Archived Catalog]

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EDEC 2100 - Children’s Literature and Storytelling in the Early Childhood Classroom


Designed for undergraduate candidates seeking licensure in early childhood education for children between the ages of 3 and 8 years. Treats the body of literature by genre, acquaints candidates with the great wealth of tradebooks available for young children, prepares candidates to utilize the literary and artistic criteria for selecting tradebooks and introduces strategies for integrating these tradebooks in the early childhood classroom. Candidates read, think, and talk about the literature of diversity. The history of the oral tradition will be explored through storytelling. The role of literature in the acquisition of literacy is developed.

Credit Hours: 2
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 2.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Define and apply the literary and artistic criteria for selecting noteworthy literature.
  • Define and describe the literature of diversity.
  • Define and describe the values of literature for young children.
  • Describe motivational, instructional techniques for utilizing literature in early childhood classrooms.
  • Explain the knowledge base of children’s literature within the context of your undergraduate curriculum.
  • Explain the role of literature in the acquisition of literacy.
  • Identify numerous pace setting authors and illustrators of children’s literature.



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