Course DescriptionThis course offers educators engaging conversations about the world of children's literature, insight in their writing process and books as well as practical teaching strategies for using this material in the classroom. In this class you will grow professionally as you are immersed in the fabulous world of children’s books. TINT is proud to bring nationally recognized authors and illustrators of popular children’s books to share ways to use their books to motivate children in the reading-writing classroom. Featured speakers will share their unique insights into the writing, illustrating and publishing process as well as a personal look into their backgrounds. A balanced and integrated approach to teaching reading that supports literacy development will be shared. Designed for K-8 teachers and media specialists.
- Gain information about the background of each of the authors/illustrators.
- Understand how the individual author's background influences his writing.
- Identify the characteristics and qualities of good children's literature in relation to meeting the needs of today’s diverse classroom.
- Plan activities for the classroom using books written by each author and input from the author.
- Develop classroom materials based on the class, which will motivate students in the area of reading and writing.
- Learn about children’s literature awards.
- Find out how the Internet can be a valuable resource in learning about children's books and their authors.
- Identify the characteristics and qualities of good children's literature.