Educ 3313 Literature for Grades 5-9



Download 341,9 Kb.
Page1/3
Date conversion04.06.2017
Size341,9 Kb.
  1   2   3

EDUC 3313

Literature for Grades 5-9

Spring 2017


M-W-F: 1:30-2:20, Goodhue 206



Professor: Dr. Gera Nelson

Office: 208 Goodhue

Phone: 270-384-8168

E-mail: nelsong@lindsey.edu

Office Hours: Office Hours: 10:20-11:50 – M-W

9:30-10:45 – T-TR



Required Text:

Text: Lynch-Brown, Carol & Tomlinson, Carl M. (2010). Essentials of Young Adult Literature, (second edition) Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon publishers.
Required Materials:

  • Composition notebook

  • Tab divider

  • Large 3-ring binder for Portfolio


Course Description:

Read and evaluate books and related materials for children in grades 5-9.

Identification and discussion of the types of children’s literature.



Prerequisites: Acceptance into Teacher Education Program and EDUC 3413or EDUC 3403
Conceptual Framework:

The Division of Education and the Unit for Teacher Preparation supports its philosophy and motto “Teacher as Leader For the 21st Century” in each course and equips candidates in areas of Knowledge, Pedagogy, Leadership, and Reflective Practice. In this course teacher candidates will gain knowledge of young adult literature and be able to reflect on their learning. Teacher candidates will be equipped with pedagogical knowledge of how to teach and build an appreciation of literature in students grades 5-9. While doing so, teacher candidates will learn to value and support each child’s individuality and diversity. Then, be able to meet the individual needs of each student. The course will also allow and support leadership roles in teaching diverse learners in their school communities and address the 21st Century skills needed by all learners. Furthermore, teacher candidates will learn to incorporate the Characteristics of Highly Effective Teaching and Learning as outlined by the Kentucky Department of Education and the requirements for the Unbridled Learning.


Course Objectives: The objectives of this course are to examine the best literature for young adults and to explore the ways to share this literature with children in a manner that promotes an enjoyment and love of reading.
At the completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate their knowledge of young adult literature for grades 5-9 assessed tests and quizzes

  • Model an appreciation for literature grades 5-9 assessed by book talks, literature circles

  • Provide evidence of their ability to create meaningful book talks and activities through literature circles and writer’s notebooks

  • Demonstrate their ability to evaluate books and their uses in the middle grades classrooms assessed by literature logs

  • Understand and appreciate the need for a wide variety of genres, levels, and cultural backgrounds in the 5-9 classroom assessed by literature resource file and literature logs

  • Present information about literature in a professional manner assessed by journal article reviews, literature circles, and classroom discussions

  • Engage in a public school service project assessed by reflection paper

  • Demonstrate their knowledge of the reading/writing connection through writer’s notebook, and all written responses.

  • Demonstrate their knowledge and value and support the diverse needs of students through a literature resource file, writer’s notebook, and literature logs.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to integrate technology into the 5-9 literature classroom through the literature resource file.

  • Understand and appreciate formative assessment by teacher modeling throughout the year with the use of writer’s notebook and literature logs.


SUGGESTED JOURNALS:

  • Reading Teacher

  • Journal of Reading (J. of Adolescent and Adult Literacy)

  • Language Arts (micro fiche)

  • English Journal

  • Instructor

  • Educational Leadership



Course Requirements/Assessment Tasks:
*Writers Notebook: (100 points)

1. Writing/Reading Connection



  1. Weekly journaling about reading

  2. Vocabulary section

  3. Classroom book list-future reads


*Literature Log:

Read 15 books, 3 for each grade level 5-9.

Must include one of each of the following genre: biography, Newberry Award, historical fiction, modern fantasy, realistic fiction, multicultural, literature, poetry, international literature. (20 points each=300)


Follow this outline:

  1. Book Level & Number: 3rd grade # 1

  2. Title: Charlottes Web

  3. Author: E.B. White

  4. Illustrator: Garth Williams

  5. Copyright date: 1952

  6. Number of pages: 184

  7. Type of book: Modern fantasy – Animal Fantasy

  8. Awards: (Newbery, Caldecott, others)

  9. Summary: 3-5 pages or alternative project

  10. Opinion: Your judgments for each book read. 1-2 paragraphs

  11. Evaluation: Use appropriate criteria from your textbook. Vary evaluations for genres and grade levels

  12. Teaching topics: 4-5 per book


*Two Book Talks: (50 points for each=100)

1. Description of each book

2. Activities that could be used with this book-copies needed for each student
*Two Journal Reviews (50 points for each=100)

1. 2-3 pages each

2. Copy of reading
*Literature Resource File 2000-2013 (100 points)

1. Digital bibliography of resources to use in the classroom

2. Include: 20 books, 10 magazines, 5 activities to spark reading interest, 10 Internet resources, 5 digital resources

3. Must address diversity: learning styles, culture, race, gender, religion, economic, and physical


*Develop chapter activities as we read:

Holes, Bud, Not Buddy, The Giver, and/or others as decided during class discussions (50 points)
*Lead literature circles (100 points)
*Service learning project Date TBA. A one-page reflection is required for activity. (100 pts.)
*Tests & quizzes ( 50-100 points each)

Policy Statements:
Deadlines:

All late work will have 10 points DEDUCTED, for each day late. Work should be turned in on the due date in order to avoid this deduction. If you are absent, it is your responsibility to still get work turned in on time. An absence does not change the due date.


In the event that you miss a test, you will need to contact me to schedule a make-up exam before the next regular class meeting.
If you cannot meet a deadline, you should contact the instructor and ask for a deadline extension BEFORE the deadline arrives. Although extensions may be granted, they are not automatic. If you miss a deadline without receiving an extension, you may not make up the missed work.
Emergency Exceptions:

The only exception to the rule regarding missed deadlines is if you have had an emergency just before class or during class. If you choose to ask for an emergency exception, you will be required to provide written proof of the emergency. Only the instructor can decide whether a situation qualifies as an “emergency.” If your case qualifies as an emergency and you have written evidence, you will be allowed to make up the missed assignment or in-class work without penalty. Note: An appointment with a doctor, dentist or other health professional will not qualify as an emergency.


Appropriate Dress:

Dressing appropriately is considered part of the learning process of becoming a professional. Students should not wear clothing that may be provocative or distracting in a learning environment. No hats are allowed to be worn in class. You should begin today looking and acting like the future teacher you are going to be.


Cell Phones:

Cell phones MUST be off and put away during class unless there is a special situation. If you have a special situation or circumstance, please let me know.


Absent Policy:

1- absence = No grade change

2-3 absences = Student’s grade will be dropped one letter grade

4 absences = Student must withdraw from the course or receive a failing grade for the course

Grading:

See assessment task for assignment values. Grades will be

Determined on total point value using this scale:

94-100% A

90-93% A-

87-89% B+

83-86% B


80-82% B-

77-79% C+

70-76 C

60-69% D


0-59% F




COURSE ADJUSTMENTS: The instructor reserves the right to change and/or modify the requirements, syllabus, assignments, and schedule. However, no change will be made unless proper notice is given to the students. Thank you for your understanding.

Tentative Schedule:


Week

Content

Other Information

Week 1 

Aug 17-21


Syllabus

Get to Know You

Syllabus Scavenger hunt

Assignment Dates

Signed Syllabus due





Week 2 

Aug 24-28


Discuss Chapter 1/

Begin Reading Holes

Chapter 2 discussion/





Week 3

Aug 31-Sep 4


Chapter 3 discussion

Chapter 4 discussion






Week 4

Sep 8-Sep 11

(Monday

Sep 7 Labor Day no classes)


Chapter 5 discussion/

Journal review 1 due/



Student Activity




Week 5

Sep 14-Sep 18


Begin Reading Bud, Not Buddy

Chapter 6 discussion/

Book Talk 1 due/

Fifth Grade Reading Log Due






Week 6 

Sep 21-25


Quiz

Chapter 7 discussion/

Begin Reading The Giver

/Sixth Grade Reading

Log Due





Fri Sep 25 







Week 7

Sep 28-Oct 2


Chapter 8 discussion/

Journal review 2 due

Chapter 9 discussion/





Week 8

Oct 5-Oct 9


Chapter 10 discussion

Seventh Grade Reading Log Due






October 12-16

FALL BREAK – No Classes




Week 9

Oct 19-Oct 23


Begin Reading Student Choice Reading

Book Talk 2 due/







Week 10

Oct 26-Oct 30


Chapter 11 discussion





Week 11

Nov 2-Nov 6


Eighth Grade Reading Log Due





Week 12

Nov 9-13


Literature Resource File due/Share with class,




Week 13

Nov 16-20



Guest speaker: librarian, student

Ninth Grade Reading Log Due






Week 14

Nov 23-27  

(no classes Nov 26 & 27 Thanksgiving)








Week 15

Nov 30-Dec 4



Writer’s Notebook Due

Review for Final Exam  







Finals Week

Dec 7-Dec 11


Finals




May Saturday

Commencement 







CROSSWALK


Course Objective

KTS

INTASC

CAEP

SPA Name

ILA

SPA NCTE

SPA Name

AMLA

Assessment

Description

CAEP Diversity Theme

Yes/No

CAEP Technology Theme

Yes/No

1. Demonstrate their knowledge of young adult literature for grades 5-9


KTS 1

2

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

 1, 4, 5, 6

 1, 2,

3, 4, 5, 6, 7 

  1, 2,

3, 4, 5 


All Projects

Book Talks

Assignments

Quizzes


Reflection on a recent Newbery Award

Lead Literature Circles




YES

YES

2. Model an appreciation for literature grades 5-9


KTS

1.

2.

3

4

 



1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  

 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

1, 4, 5, 6 

1, 2,

3, 4, 5, 6, 7  

   1, 2,

3, 4, 5

Book Talks
Book projects, Writer’s Notebook

Book Talk Portfolio

Literature Log

Lead Literature Circles





YES

YES

3. Provide evidence of their ability to create lessons and integrate literature into content areas


 

KTS



1.

2.


1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 

1, 2,

3, 4, 5, 6 

 1, 2,

3, 4, 5, 6, 7 

   1, 2,

3, 4, 5


Book talks

Lead Literature Circles

Literature Log

Reflection on a recent Newbery Award

Lead Literature

Develop chapter activities




YES

YES

4. Demonstrate their ability to evaluate books and their uses in the Middle Grades Classrooms


KTS
1.

2.


1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  

 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

 1, 2,

3, 5, 6

1, 2,

3, 4, 5, 6, 7  

   1, 2,

3, 4, 5


Journals, Writer’s Notebook

Book Talks

Reflection on a recent Newbery Award

Literature Resource File



YES

YES

5, Understand and Appreciate the need for a wide variety of genres, levels, and cultural backgrounds in the 5-9 classroom


KTS
1.

2.

3

4

8



1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

1, 2,

3, 4, 5, 6 

1, 2,

3, 4, 5, 6, 7 

 

Closing the Gap, Diversity

Book Talks
Reflection on a recent Newbery Award

Writers Notebook

Literature Resource File


YES

YES

6. Present information about literature in a professional manner


KTS
1.

2.

3


1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 , 9, 10

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

1, 2,

3, 4, 5, 6 

1, 2,

3, 4, 5, 6, 7 

  1, 2,

3, 4, 5


Diversity, Literacy & Reading

Textbook Presentation

Service Learning Project

Literature Log


YES

YES

7. Engage in a public school service project assessed by reflection paper


KTS
7,

8

 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 , 9, 10

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 

 1, 2,

3, 4, 5, 6 

1, 2,

3, 4, 5, 6, 7  




Literacy LEADERSHIP PROJECT

Service Learning Project




YES

YES

Competencies/Standards:


Course Objectives

Kentucky Teacher Standards

ISTE

National Educational Technology Standards

Conceptual Framework

Key Concepts

LWC Essential Outcomes

EPSB Themes

Assessment Tasks

21st Century Skills


Demonstrate their knowledge of young adult literature for grades 5-9



I,II

St.- 1

Knowledge

Pedagogy


4

Diversity, Literacy & Reading

All Projects

Assignments

Quizzes


4

Model an appreciation for literature grades 5-9


I, II, III, IV

St.- 1, 2


Knowledge

Pedagogy


1, 2

Diversity

Literacy/Reading

Closing the Gap


Book projects, Writer’s Notebook


1,4

Provide evidence of their ability to create lessons and integrate literature into content areas


I, II

St.- 1, 4, 6

T- 1, 2


Knowledge

Reflective Best Practice





1, 2, 4

Literacy/Reading

Closing the Gap



Book talks

1,2,4

Demonstrate their ability to evaluate books and their uses in the Middle Grades Classrooms


I

ST-4

Knowledge

Pedagogy


4

Assessment

Closing the Gap



Journals, Writer’s Notebook

2,4


Understand and Appreciate the need for a wide variety of genres, levels, and cultural backgrounds in the 5-9 classroom


I,IIVI, VIII

St-3

Pedagogy

1,3,4

Closing the Gap, Diversity

Quizzes

Assignments



4

Present information about literature in a professional manner



I,II, III

St. 2

Knowledge

2

Diversity, Literacy & Reading

Literature circles, in class presentations of materials

1,4

Engage in a public school service project assessed by reflection paper



VII & VIII

St- 2

T- 5


Reflective best practices

3




Project itself

3



  1   2   3


The database is protected by copyright ©sckool.org 2016
send message

    Main page