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RDG 350 Week 1 Childrens Literature Blog Favorite Book Share



The librarian for your school is concerned that students on campus are not familiar with children’s literature. Many of the students who visit the library are more interested in surfing the Internet than reading a book. The librarian has asked you to create a blog about children’s literature. She hopes that your blog will educate students and their parents about children’s literature and build an appreciation for children’s literature.

Read Ch. 2 and Ch. 3, of Blogs, wikis, podcasts, and other powerful web tools for classrooms.

Choose a platform to create a blog. You may use any of the following platforms to create a blog:

Edublogs
 
WordPress, located in the Technology Resource Library on the College of Education Resources page
 
Platforms recommended in Ch. 3, of Blogs, wikis, podcasts, and other powerful web tools for classrooms

A blogging platform of your choice that is approved by your faculty member

Create a blog about children’s literature.

Write a 175- to 350-word blog post about a favorite book that you read as a child. Think about your audience. Consider the following:

Are you recommending this book to parents of children in your class?

Are you sharing your book with students, thinking they will read the blog and decide to read your favorite book?

Are you blogging for readers who read children’s literature for fun?
Include the following:

A statement of who your audience is

A brief summary of the book (no spoilers)

Why it is your favorite book
 
Connections based on course content or grade level
 
Post a link to your blog for the class.

Submit a link to your blog in a Microsoft® Word document. The document should include your name and references formatted according to APA guidelines.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit the document.

 

RDG 350 Week 1 Childrens Literature Blog Favorite Book Share

 

 

RDG 350 Week 1 Reading Reflection Paper



Write a 350- to 525-word reflection on your history as a reader of children’s literature. The reflection must include answers to the following questions:
What do you remember most about reading children’s literature as a child?

What role did children’s literature play in facilitating your language and literacy development?
What were the most positive and negative influences on your attitudes toward reading?

How did your reading interests and habits change as you progressed through school?

What were you asked to do with the books you read in school?

What books elicit the deepest responses in you today?

What characteristics would you like to develop as an adult reader?
Format your reflection paper according to APA guidelines. An abstract is not necessary.

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RDG 350 Week 1 Reading Reflection Paper

 

 

RDG 350 Week 2 Genre Comparison Chart and Analysis

Complete a comparison table that evaluates the similarities and differences of the genres in children’s literature. The genres to be compared are listed below. The characteristics that you wish to compare must be decided on by the Learning Team.

Poetry
 
Traditional literature

Realistic fiction
 
Historical fiction
 
Modern fantasy
 
Science fiction
 

 

Informational books
 

 

Picture books
 
Autobiographies

Biographies
 
Write a 525- to 700-word analysis including:

Detailed connections and takeaways determined while completing the comparison table
 
Scenarios where you would select one genre over the other and the reasons why


What literary elements are highlighted in each genre and the possible reasoning behind them
 
Submit the table following the analysis.

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RDG 350 Week 2 Genre Comparison Chart and Analysis

 

 

RDG 350 Week 2 Caldecott and Newbery Award Book Commercials

Research the Caldecott and Newbery awards.

Select and read one book honored by each of the awards (two books total).

Develop a book trailer for these two books. You can create one trailer for the Caldecott book and one for the Newberry, or you can create one trailer that has both books in it.

Choose a way to present the book trailer. Samples of resources for this assignment can be found in the Technology Resource Library. You may wish to film the book trailer on a tablet or phone. You can then post it privately online to share with the instructor or submit the video file.  Share the link along with resources on your assignment tab in a Microsoft® Word document.

Write the book trailer script and then film it.

Include the following elements in the book trailer:
A hook to get listeners or viewers interested in the award-winning books
 
The title of the books, authors’ names, and illustrators, if any

Background on the awards and reasons why each book is deserving of the award

Genre of each book and characteristics of the book that place it within the genre
 
Synopsis of each book
 
The audience and/or scenario to select this particular book
 
An ending teaser so listeners or viewers will want to pick up the books and read them
 
Note: The book trailers should be between 3 and 4 minutes in length.

Submit a link to your book trailer in a Microsoft® Word document for the instructor. The document should include your name and references according to APA guidelines.

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RDG 350 Week 2 Caldecott and Newbery Award Book Commercials

 

 

RDG 350 Week 3 Issue and Trend Interview Blog

Congratulations! The blog that you created in Week 1 for the school librarian has been a success with students and parents on your campus. Your principal would like to expand the appeal of your children’s literature blog to include teachers across the local district.

Interview a children’s literature librarian regarding current issues and trends in children’s literature. The librarian might be from a school or public library setting.

Research what reputable leaders in the children’s literature community say are the issues and trends in children’s literature.

Write a 350- to 525-word blog post about current issues and trends in children’s literature. Consider how the current issues and trends in children’s literature might affect classroom use of children’s literature.

Include the following in your blog:
An introductory paragraph

At least 10 questions for the librarian that you interview
 
The questions you asked
 
The responses from the children’s librarian
 
General information about the librarian or library 

For privacy reasons, avoid using any personal information such as the name of the person or school.
 
Resources, such as course content, book titles, or websites, to illustrate the answers that you receive

Link children’s literature authors and illustrators to the trends you found

Comparison of their answers to reputable leaders in the children’s literature community

How these trends affect the selection of books to use in the classroom
Include references according to APA guidelines.

Submit a link to your blog in a Microsoft® Word document. The document should include your name.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

 

 

 

RDG 350 Week 3 Issue and Trend Interview Blog

 

 

 

RDG 350 Week 3 Censored Book Reflection



Research the American Library Association website (search for “Banned Books Week”) to find children’s books that have been censored. Ch. 1 of Children’s Books in Children’s Hands may also be helpful in preparing the reflection.

Choose a censored book written for K-8 grade students and research why it was censored.

Create a 14- to 16-slide presentation, a 2-page infographic, or a 350- to 700-word blog post about the decision to censor the book that you chose. Do you agree or disagree with that censorship? Explain the rationale for your viewpoint. Connect your assignment with course content.

Include the following elements in your assignment:

Rationale for agreeing or disagreeing with censorship
 
How the book might be used in elementary or middle schools
 
The grade levels for which you might use the book

How you would introduce and work with the book as a classroom teacher
 
Connections to course content and outside resources

Format your reference list according to APA guidelines.

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RDG 350 Week 3 Censored Book Reflection

 

RDG 350 Week 4 Author Study

Author studies are one way a teacher can expose students to a variety of books written by the same author. For this assignment you will create a newspaper built around an author and the books the author has written.

Choose an author who has written a number of children’s books. A possible list can be found in Appendix A of Children’s Books in Children’s Hands.

Create a 2-page brochure or newsletter. The brochure or newsletter may be created in Microsoft® Publisher or Microsoft® Word.

Include the following elements in the newspaper articles:

Author’s life and background
 

Overall description of types of books (genre, series, themes, point of view, and so on)
 
List of most well-known books

Two books summarized according to the literary elements set forth in the textbooks
 
Two books evaluated by the criteria found in the genre chapter of the textbooks (may be the same two books used for the summary)
 
Connection between one of the two books and the author’s life and background
 
Description of why the author is a favorite children’s author
 
Explanation of how an author’s study would be developed for a classroom unit on children’s literature
References listed
 
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RDG 350 Week 4 Author Study

 

 

 

RDG 350 Week 4 Censored Book Reflection



Research the American Library Association website (search for “Banned Books Week”) to find children’s books that have been censored. Ch. 1 of Children’s Books in Children’s Hands may also be helpful in preparing the reflection.

Choose a censored book written for K-8 grade students and research why it was censored.

Create a 14- to 16-slide presentation, a 2-page infographic, or a 350- to 700-word blog post about the decision to censor the book that you chose. Do you agree or disagree with that censorship? Explain the rationale for your viewpoint. Connect your assignment with course content.

Include the following elements in your assignment:

Rationale for agreeing or disagreeing with censorship
 
How the book might be used in elementary or middle schools
 
The grade levels for which you might use the book
 
How you would introduce and work with the book as a classroom teacher
 
Connections to course content and outside resources
 
Format your reference list according to APA guidelines.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

 

RDG 350 Week 4 Censored Book Reflection

 

 

RDG 350 Week 4 Book Response and Reflection

Read a children’s book and prepare a creative response to the book. The book you select should not be one on which you have already completed an assignment.

Search the Internet for “creative responses to literature.”

Choose a creative response method to use in this assignment.

Create your personal response to the children’s book you have read. Your response will be included at the end of the reflection paper. The response may be written, scanned, or a link to a video or podcast.

Write a minimum 700-word reflection paper:

Reflect on why you chose the form of response.
 
Reflect on how the form of response you chose contributed to your understanding of the book.
 
Connect this method and response type to use in a classroom setting.
 
Connect to your future students and describe how you will have them respond to literature.
 
Note: The Book Response and Reflection must be formatted according to APA guidelines. An abstract is not necessary. Include a clear introduction and conclusion to the paper.

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RDG 350 Week 4 Book Response and Reflection

 

 

 

RDG 350 Week 5 Genre Celebration

The Genre Celebration is a culmination of all the learning in this course. It is designed to extend your knowledge of a particular genre and how it can be used in the reading classroom.

One idea for the Genre Celebration is to share an author, illustrator, or poet (depending on the genre). For example, read a minimum of 3 to 5 books (three novels or five picture books). Include these books in your documentation. For the Genre Celebration, display information about the author’s, illustrator’s, or poet’s life, books; and ways that children might study and enjoy that person’s works in the classroom or library setting. You might also think of some ways to invite your involvement.

Note: This is only one example. There are many ways to share a genre with the class. See suggestions throughout the textbook and review children’s literature websites for ideas.

The books that are examples of the genre need to be the focus of your celebration. For example, if you are thinking of some kind of craft or art project, it should be in response to the book and not the focus. Make the books the focal point.

Choose a genre for the celebration. Narrow the genre by choosing a focus and 3 to 5 books to use in the celebration. Be creative!

Create a minimum 15-slide presentation that includes:

A summary of the books

How the books relate to each other and your chosen focus

Literary elements

How you would present this in an engaging way to students
 
What standards or grade level goal you would be working toward
 
What benefits these books will provide students

How you would facilitate and assess student responses to the literature
 
Include speaker notes consistent to what would be said in an in-person presentation.

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RDG 350 Week 5 Genre Celebration

 

 

 

RDG 350 Week 5 Multicultural Book Summary and Analysis Presentation

Read a multicultural book of your choice as described or listed in Ch. 4 of Children’s Books in Children’s Hands.

Choose one of the following options for your presentation:

Slideshow (minimum of 14 slides)

Podcast (minimum of 4 minutes)

Other (approved by faculty member)
 
Note: The presentation mode used for this assignment must be able to be uploaded to the course and be viewed on any computer.

Create a presentation or podcast that summarizes the book and analyzes cultural representations by including the following key elements:

Title, author, illustrator, culture represented, and genre of book
 
Summary of book
 
Literary elements to include: characters, setting, plot, and theme

Style and quality of writing
 
Author and illustrator background including expertise for writing within the culture
 
Benefits to the students
 
Integration of culturally authentic language
 
Accuracy of cultural details
 
Power relationships between characters
 
Include detailed speakers notes or a transcript for your choice of presentation modality. Either should read as if you were presenting in person.

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RDG 350 Week 5 Multicultural Book Summary and Analysis Presentation

 

 

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