York Community High School

Children's Literature

Course Teacher

Goldsmith, Lindsey (630) 617-2400 ex.7106 Family and Consumer Science Teacher lgoldsmith@elmhurst205.org

Course Description

#0832 Children’s Literature

Grades 9-12 / 1 Semester - 1.0 credit

Revisit memorable books from your childhood as we read, evaluate and discuss books for children.  Learn how parents can lay the foundation for literacy with effective, developmentally appropriate reading strategies.  Students will learn techniques for presenting stories in a variety of ways and then have fun planning, creating and presenting their own special story hours to young children.  In addition, units on nursery rhymes, children’s genres, and Caldecott and Newberry award winning books will be explored, as well as favorite children’s authors and illustrators from your childhood. This course is recommended for anyone who has a future interest in teaching or careers related to children.