FALL SEMESTER 2008 SYLLABUS Children's Literature and Language

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					                                         FALL SEMESTER 2008 SYLLABUS
                                   Children’s Literature and Language Development
                                                  CHD 203 Section 78


Instructor            Cindy Williams
Office Hours          As posted
Office Location       132 Cheaha Career Center
E-mail                cwilliams@gadsdenstate.edu
Phone Number          256-835-5429
Academic
                      256-549-8480
Division Phone
Course                This course surveys appropriate literature and language arts activities
Description           designed to enhance young children’s speaking, listening, pre-reading, and
                      writing skills. Emphasis is placed on developmental appropriateness as
                      related to language.
Hours                 2 hours theory 1 hour lab
Days / Time           Tuesdays 5:30-8:15
Course Type           Hybrid
Campus                Ayers
Building/Room         132 Cheaha Career Center
Required              Early Childhood Experiences in Language Arts by Jeanne M. Machado
Textbook / eText      Thomson, Delmar Learning 8th Edition
Course Supplies
Required              Currently, GSCC recommends use of the following browsers for WebCT courses:
Computer
System                    •   Microsoft Internet Explorer Version 6.0 or higher
                          •   Netscape Communicator Version 7.2 (8 is currently unsupported)
Requirements              •   Mozilla 1.7 or higher (1.6 is currently unsupported)
                          •   Firefox 1.0.x, 1.5.x or higher
                          •   AOL Browser 9 or higher


Other
Required
                  Early Childhood Experiences in Language Arts – Web Tutor on WebCT
Software or
Materials
Websites
WebCT
Course Portal     http://webct.gadsdenstate.edu
Information
Course Objectives Upon completion, students should be able to create, evaluate, and
                  demonstrate activities which support a language-rich environment for
                  young children.
QEP-TEC           The social science division works towards implementing technology-based
Objectives        activities and/or projects that will prompt students to become engaged learners.
                      Students’ abilities will be measured on TEC goals 1, 2, & 3 and SLO’s 1, 2, 3, & 5
                      of the Quality Enhancement Plan. Please refer to http://www.gadsdenstate.edu/ie/
                      for more information.
                                  FALL SEMESTER 2008 SYLLABUS
                            Children’s Literature and Language Development
                                           CHD 203 Section 78

Course Outline                    CHD 203 Fall 2008 Calendar /HYBRID
                 BOLDED dates are live class meetings
                 Aug. 26 Syllabus/Introduction/
                            Chapter 1 Beginnings of Communication
                           Orientation to Hybrid Class
                 Sept. 2 Chapter 2 Task of the Toddler
                           Chapter 3 Preschool Years
                 Sept. 9 Chapter 4 Growth Systems Affecting Early Language Ability
                 Sept. 16 Chapter 5 Understanding Differences
                 Sept. 23 Chapter 6 Achieving Language and Literacy Goals through
                                    Programming
                           Chapter 7 Promoting Language and Literacy
                 Sept. 30 Chapter 8 Developing Listening Skills
                 Oct. 7 Chapter 9 Children and Books
                          Chapter 10 Storytelling
                 Oct. 14 Chapter 11 Poetry
                 Oct. 21 Chapter 12 Flannel Boards and Activity Sets
                          Poetry File Due
                 Oct. 28 Chapter 13 Realizing Speaking Goals
                 Nov. 4 Chapter 14 Group Times
                          Author Study Due
                 Nov. 11 Veteran’s Day – College Closed
                 Nov. 18 Chapter 15 Puppetry and Beginning Drama Experiences
                          40 Children’s Book Summaries Due
                 Nov. 25 T’giving Holidays/College Closed
                 Dec. 2 Chapter 16 Print- Early Knowledge and Emerging Interest
                 Dec. 9 Chapter 17 Reading and Preschoolers
                         Reflections of observations and participations due
                 Dec. 16 FINAL

                                                          Poetry File (10%)
                 Select 20 poems and/or finger plays (no nursery rhymes) appropriate for
                 young children. Finger plays should have appropriate actions included. Poems
                 should be valued as listening activities and be appropriate for children to
                 recite. Type these poems on index cards, laminate, and attach with rings.
                                         Forty Children’s Book Summaries (20%)
                 Read at least 40 quality pieces of children’s literature.
Course
                 Ten books must be Caldecott award winners.
Requirements
                 Five books must be from the same author.
                 A Children’s Book Summary form must be typed for each book read. These
                 summaries must be in a binder.
                                               Author Study (10%)
                 An internet study must be done of the author whose five books you read.
                 Make a poster of the author and present interesting facts concerning the
                 author in class.
                                      FALL SEMESTER 2008 SYLLABUS
                                Children’s Literature and Language Development
                                               CHD 203 Section 78

                                          Observations and Participations (20%)
                     Each student must observe in assigned observation sites for 15 hours. A
                     signed observation sheet must be turned in. Specific participation activities
                     will be discussed in class.

Course Due Dates              Chapter Quizzes due each week according to calendar
                     Poetry File due Oct. 21
                     Author study due Nov. 4
                     40 Children’s Book Summaries due Nov. 18
                     Observation and participations due Dec. 9
                     Poetry File                             10%
                     Forty Children’s Books Summaries        20%
                     Author Study                            10%
Evaluation and
                     Observations and Participations         20%
Assessment
                     Quizzes                                 30%
                     Final                                   10%

                     Percentage Grade                       Letter Grade
                     90-100                                 A
                     80-89                                  B
                     70-79                                  C
                     60-69                                  D
                     59 and below                           F
Make-up Policy       GSCC Policy - Make up work MAY be provided at the discretion and
                     convenience of the instructor.
Use of Non-Class     Devices of this type should be silent and never visible during class time.
Electronic Devices
Common College The Standard College Policies apply to all classes at the college and are a
Instructional      part of every official course syllabus; each student receives a copy when he
Policies           or she completes the vehicle registration/waiver procedure. It is also
                   available from the College website, under the link for Quick Links and
                   School Wide Policies or directly accessed with the document located at
                   http://www.gadsdenstate.edu/pdf/swpolicy.pdf. It is the responsibility of
                   the student to have a copy of these policies and to abide by them. This class
                   syllabus is intended to give further detail about the policies and
                   expectations in each specific class.
CHILDREN’S BOOK SUMMARIES:
Title:________________________________________________
Author:_______________________Illustrator_______________
Age Level:____ Publisher/Yr.________________ISBN:__________
Summary:______________________________________________
_____________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________
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Comments:




CHILDREN’S BOOK SUMMARIES:
Title:________________________________________________
Author:_______________________Illustrator_______________
Age Level:____ Publisher/Yr.________________ISBN:__________
Summary:______________________________________________
_____________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________
_________________________________
Comments:
203 Observations and Participations (20%)

A total of 15 hours observations time must be recorded on the
GSCC form.
Following each observation there should be a reflection of what
was observed in the classroom. The reflections should include:
- observe and document the milestones of language
   development in children.
- Observe and document cultural language differences in
   children
- Identify emergent literacy skills in young children

The following lessons should be taught and reflected upon:
 - Plan a fingerplay lesson using a poem/fingerplay from your
poetry file
- Plan a lesson that fosters language development in children.
 -Create a lesson plan that incorporates writing experiences for
young children.
 - Prepare a lesson to introduce a book to children.
 - Select and read developmentally appropriate books to children
in an engaging manner.

A copy of the lesson plan should be included with each
reflection.