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Youth Literacies: Literature, Culture And The Arts (EDO-595)

Semester: Spring 2021
Number: 0809-595-002
Instructor: Robert Linne
Days: TBA
Note: Online, Asynchronous
Location: Online
Credits: 3
Course Materials: View Text Books

Experience and critique pedagogical practices related to adolescent literature and art including methods of enhancing literacy through all areas of the curriculum. Technology will be infused through the study and production of new media.

Learning Goals:   Course Work• Class Participation (10%)Please come to class prepared to discuss the readings and assignments. Notify me in advance if you plan to miss a class. Two are more absences may result in a lower grade.Participation in Moodle online discussions is expected each week. • Personal Narrative about Literature (10%)Write a personal narrative about how literature has affected your life. You may choose to focus on a particular work, a writer, or a genre (e.g., science fiction.) or you may create an altered book out of a book of importance for you. (1-2 pages.)• Graphic Novel Trailer (20%)In groups, you will research and select a graphic novel for discussion As a group you will create a video “trailer” for the book that demonstrates your understanding of the text and communicates effectively. • Genre or Theme Study (30%)Choose a genre or literary theme relevant to your teaching interests and explore books, films, or new media that would be appropriate for use in your classroom. You will select a minimum of twelve resources: novels, films, songs, websites, music videos, blogs along with a “classic” text or two. Provide a two paragraph to one-page analysis of each work chosen. Examples of themes would include heroines in science fiction, representation of athletes in young adult fiction, the role of Latinas in current teen fiction. A contract grading system will be included with your work. • I-search paper (20%)

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