EDUC 491 The Mazza Institute

This course will develop skills for teachers to become a resource person for children's literature. With the current emphasis on the teaching of reading through a literature based, whole-language approach, the teacher leader must be well versed in the area of children's literature. As a resource person to his/her peers, he/she will be expected to recommend books at various ability levels and with a wide range of interest areas. With a good background of the art and writing of picture books the teacher will be in a position to take a leadership role in organizing school-wide author/artist studies along with young authors' conferences. This course may be repeated for up to three credit hours.


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