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This class is for participants interested in revitalizing their use of Literature for students in K-8, and wanting to renew their own excitement and energy about using children’s literature. Topics will include genre studies, classics, recent publications, book awards (particularly Maine’s two children’s choice awards), author studies, curriculum integration and teaching strategies. There will be an emphasis on using picture books with all grades, and activities will be tied in with the Maine Learning Results and the IRA/NCTE national standards. Participants will earn credit while designing, implementing and fine-tuning their own Children’s Literature program.
Required Text: Power of Picture Books in teaching Math, Science, and Social Studies, Grades PreK-8, Second Edition. Authors: Lynn Columba, Cathy Y. Kim, Alden J. Moe. Holcomb Hathaway Publishers