UCCI Courses

Exploration of Child and Adolescent Literature - HONORS

A-G Subject: English - English Language Arts
CTE Sector: Education, Child Development, and Family Services
Pathway: Education

Note: Exploration of Child and Adolescent Literature is a UC-designated honors course. This course allows students to utilize Language Arts skills to investigate and evaluate the value and purpose of world literature for children and adolescents. Students synthesize their knowledge of the developmental stages of physical, intellectual, social, and emotional (PIES) development with their understanding of appropriate teaching materials and readings for each of the stages (will be addressed in each unit). In addition, students evaluate how familial and cultural influences affect the themes and development of child and adolescent literature and why those themes are crucial to the educational progress of children and adolescents.

Curriculum Materials

Access lesson planning materials for Exploration of Child and Adolescent Literature. Copy any document (or download the entire GoogleFolder) to modify the curriculum for your students. Add to the folder by sending your version of any document to Carolina.Reyes@ucop.edu.

Materials were compiled/developed at the UCCI Teacher Exchange, Madera Unified School District, Madera, on August 3-4, 2016.




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Understand each key assignment in the course description.

For Unit 1, have students SWBAT synthesize information from articles regarding child development, such as The Value of Children's Literature by Martha Crippen and/or N.A. Anderson.

Prepare students for critiquing a lesson on fables with these resources: 1. SIFT chart, 2. Features of a Fable, and 3. This great breakdown of Ages and Stages from healthchildren.org.

Establish a Literary Circle, which would serve as an on-going activity throughout the class.

Have students review Tips for Writing a Children’s Picture Storybook and the FCCLA Child Development rubric, as they develop their final project (completing an original storybook).