Our Children's Literature in the Reading Program online course will enhance your teaching skills using contemporary literature with implementation ideas for the K-5 curriculum, reading motivation, and diverse learning communities.
Instructor: Sharron McElmeel
Three semester hours of graduate credit
Spring: January 19 - March 26, 2021
Tuition: $466 per semester hour graduate credit ($1,398 for a three-credit course)
Spring Tuition Due - March 3, 2021
If you need a copy of the syllabus for your employer to approve enrollment in the class, email: Online Professional Development or call 715-642-0209.
Our online course allows you to complete your weekly assignments as they best fit your schedule. All discussion postings and projects are submitted online.
We invite you to enroll in our Children's Literature course to meet your professional development goals if you need a license renewal, graduate credits, or just a refresher course.
Our RDGED 703 Children's Literature in the Reading Program course includes:
- suggestions for a diverse array of contemporary literature as well as challenging informational texts in a range of subjects.
- the role of children’s literature in the development of children to build knowledge for developing a curriculum that promotes a progressive development of reading comprehension.
- the inclusion of classic myths and stories from around the world.
- reading as a means of developing vocabulary and conventions of language.
- an opportunity to model the integration of technology with literature-related activities.
- criteria for evaluation and selection of materials.
- determination of the reading interests, needs, and abilities of children.
- reading, listening and viewing guidance in the classroom, in school and public libraries.
- recent developments in contemporary literature for children.
We invite you to enroll in our course to meet your professional development goals if you need license renewal, graduate credits, transfer credits to another university or reading certification program, or a refresher course.
Our students include:
- Speech Pathologists
- Special Education Teachers
- Title 1 Teachers
- Library media specialists
- Reading specialists
- Reading interventionists
This is one of the required courses for individuals pursuing reading teacher certification, Wisconsin #1316
This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree program.
How do I register?
Complete the Online Registration Form.
When is the registration deadline?
Reserve your spot now. This program is very popular, and courses fill well before the start date. This course is offered three times each year (spring, summer, and fall).
Withdrawal and Refund Policy
Evaluation, selection, and teaching of literature in the elementary school language arts program based on the foundation of historically significant books, and with a focus on authors and illustrators writing for today's young readers.
Teaching children's literature with important books, children's authors and illustrators. Create and share opportunities for community involvement in building a literacy environment, and design classroom activities to improve reading comprehension and meet the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).