EDRD 5843 - Diversity in Literature? Not all Books are Created Equal
In this course, you will do a deep exploration of multicultural/diverse literature and become familiar with numerous children’s book. You will learn strategies for evaluating and selecting books. You will gain an understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures through children’s literature and how to share that with students. Upon completion of this course, you will have created a biography of useful titles and planned lessons that are ready for immediate use.
By the end of the course participants will be able to:
- Read and demonstrate an understanding of the different genres of children’s literature with an emphasis on picture books and multicultural and international literature.
- Understand and appreciate diverse cultures through children’s literature and be able to share that with students.
- Describe the benefits of listening, reading aloud and independent reading of literature in the classroom.
- Critique children’s literature and select appropriate books for children at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels that also reflect the diversity of our world and that can be used throughout the curriculum.
- Conduct research on and share knowledge of notable children’s authors and their contribution to children’s literature.
- Develop strategies and design lessons to integrate literature across the curriculum.
Testimonials“This class has given me the opportunity to explore lots of new books that I am excited to read and add to my library. I have also enjoyed finding new resources for book lists and recommendations. My hope in taking this course was to further my education around this topic and be able to make a change in my current building with this new information.” —TINT Student
“From the time I’ve enrolled to now, I’ve recommended so many new books to friends and family that I don’t think I would have discovered without this commitment to seeking out diverse literature. I’ve purchased many for my home library and office shelves, as well, and each book has caused me to wonder beyond the pages into extended research about race and other diversity issues that are related to the book’s themes.” —TINT Student
“I have been taking TINT classes since 2012. The reason I LOVE them so much is because I actually come away from the classes with things that I can use. Things and information that is relevant to my classroom, my grade, my students and my community. The things that I learn are very eye opening. When I do the assignments, I not only do them to meet the requirements, but I make notes along the way that will remind me of the things that I have learned. The things that I want to remember in September when the school year is fresh and new.” —TINT Student