At the conclusion of this course, students should be able to
· Discuss common definitions of children’s literature and articulate their own definition
orally and in writing.
· Identify characteristics of “genres” of children’s literature, including picture books,
fantasy, and realistic fiction.
· Articulate written and oral assessments or analyses of children’s texts using a variety
of critical and theoretical lenses including feminist, historical, cultural, and psychoanalytic
· Recognize and demonstrate knowledge about authors and illustrators of children’s texts
in oral responses and in writing.
· Develop and put into practice strategies for teaching children’s literature.