Learning with Literature (K-3) is designed to teach K-3 educators how to use children's books to become better equipped to teach language arts. The use of children's books will provide more interest which leads to more meaningful lessons. This course provides you with various learning levels for you to differentiate lessons for each student. Start with preselected children books and then choose your own books to create lesson plans. Differentiate in the classroom and plan creative and well thought out literature units for the current and/or upcoming school year!
Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for teachers (kindergarten through third grade) who want to know how to use any children's book or story to teach the standards and objectives necessary for their grade level in an interesting and fun manner.
Course Materials: Access to a copy of each of the following seven children's books: Alice the Fairy by David Shannon; Farm Alphabet Book by Jane Miller; The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant; Sunshine, Moonshine by Jennifer Armstrong; You are Special by Max Lucado; The Way to Start a Day by Byrd Baylor; and Weather Words and What They Mean by Gail Gibbons. Plus you will need to choose three (3) additional children's literature books of your choice to complete the assignments. Check your school library and/or city library; or books can be ordered on Amazon.com or at your local bookstore. Also, some lessons use typical classroom art supplies that you may already have access to. This course can be completed with or without classroom students present.
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