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Creating Children’S Literature Teac 854: Fall 2019 Tuesday 5 – 7:50 Pm, Judy Diamond Jul 2019

Creating Children’S Literature Teac 854: Fall 2019 Tuesday 5 – 7:50 Pm, Judy Diamond

Department Information: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

Participate in the experience of becoming a published children’s book author. What are the elements to writing a successful children’s book? Class members will develop and evaluate original stories targeted to a particular young audience. The stories can be written for print or digital formats, and they can be text-based and/or illustrated, including comics. The class will access appropriate print and digital publishing venues, and stories will be submitted for publication by the end of the semester.

Instructor: Judy Diamond PhD, Professor and Curator, University of Nebraska State Museum


Beware The Cat In The Hat: How Children's Literature Is The Modern Form Of Segregation, Lucy Kebler Jun 2019

Beware The Cat In The Hat: How Children's Literature Is The Modern Form Of Segregation, Lucy Kebler

Celebration of Learning

Every person grows up exposed to children’s literature. Unfortunately, much of the children’s literature that is published is racially discriminatory, historically inaccurate, blatantly offensive, or pure propaganda. The research for this presentation began in Augustana College’s library and has transitioned to a much broader space: The Saint Louis Country Library. Through this research, it has become obvious that diverse literature is hard to find and is often marketed as only readable for those in the minority race depicted. Many libraries mark literature that contains African Americans, as to help “guide” readers in their selections. Books labeled in ...


The Power Of Pictures: Drawing On Visual Sign-Systems To Teach Inference In Gerstein’S The Man Between Two Towers, Shannon Howrey Aug 2018

The Power Of Pictures: Drawing On Visual Sign-Systems To Teach Inference In Gerstein’S The Man Between Two Towers, Shannon Howrey

The Journal of Balanced Literacy Research and Instruction

The ability to infer while reading is a critical part of meaning-making. Readers who infer go beyond the literal words on the page by adding information to the text and making implicit connections between the text and their prior knowledge (Barr, Blacowicz, Bates, Katz, & Kaufman, 2013). This skill allows them to establish causal relationships between story events, connect the events to their personal experiences, and determine relationships, motivations, and emotions within and between characters. Drawing on dual coding theory and visual literacy principles, the author demonstrates how the lines in the illustrations of The Man Between Two Towers assist the ...


Exploring Diversity, Citizenship, And Gender Through Jazz: A Narrative Criticism Of I Am Jazz, Mary Beth Jones Jan 2017

Exploring Diversity, Citizenship, And Gender Through Jazz: A Narrative Criticism Of I Am Jazz, Mary Beth Jones

Northwest Communication Association Conference Papers & Presentations

In this study, a narrative analysis of a children’s picture book was conducted to uncover how young audiences are taught about diversity and inclusion through books. The setting, characters, narrator, and target audiences of the 2014 book I am Jazz were evaluated to decipher how readers are educated about transgenderism and diversity in greater context. Specific rhetorical qualities in the visual and written elements emphasize the importance of diversity, uniqueness, individuality, and acceptance. This particular book has created a range of support and protest since its publication, and it is an important example of the emotional and political power ...


Review Of The William Hoy Story: How A Deaf Baseball Player Changed The Game By Nancy Churnin, Jessica A. Elder Jan 2016

Review Of The William Hoy Story: How A Deaf Baseball Player Changed The Game By Nancy Churnin, Jessica A. Elder

Library Intern Book Reviews

No abstract provided.


Implementing Culturally And Linguistically Responsive Strategies Using Children's Literature In The Urban Multicultural Preschool: Examining Teachers' Language Dialect Beliefs And Practices, Nicole Victoria Bailey Austin Apr 2015

Implementing Culturally And Linguistically Responsive Strategies Using Children's Literature In The Urban Multicultural Preschool: Examining Teachers' Language Dialect Beliefs And Practices, Nicole Victoria Bailey Austin

Teaching & Learning Theses & Dissertations

This study examined preschool teachers' implementation of culturally and linguistically responsive strategies using children's literature in an urban multicultural preschool. Through a qualitative phenomenological design, this research aimed to expand understandings of language dialect and achievement in early childhood education and examine preschool teachers' knowledge, beliefs, and instructional practices regarding identified home languages—African American Vernacular English and Hispanic American English, Academic Language, and code switching. The phenomenon under investigation was early childhood professionals' beliefs and frequency of home language dialect use within the classroom and implementation of culturally and linguistically responsive strategies within the classrooms of an urban ...


Review Of Finding Winnie: The True Story Of The World's Most Famous Bear By Lindsay Mattick, Jessica A. Elder Jan 2015

Review Of Finding Winnie: The True Story Of The World's Most Famous Bear By Lindsay Mattick, Jessica A. Elder

Library Intern Book Reviews

No abstract provided.


Review Of Mr. Squirrel And The Moon By Sebastian Meschenmoser, Jessica A. Elder Jan 2015

Review Of Mr. Squirrel And The Moon By Sebastian Meschenmoser, Jessica A. Elder

Library Intern Book Reviews

No abstract provided.


Review Of An Ambush Of Tigers: A Wild Gathering Of Collective Nouns By Betsy R. Rosenthal, Jessica A. Elder Jan 2015

Review Of An Ambush Of Tigers: A Wild Gathering Of Collective Nouns By Betsy R. Rosenthal, Jessica A. Elder

Library Intern Book Reviews

No abstract provided.


Review Of Beatrix Potter And Her Paint Box By David Mcphail, Jessica A. Elder Jan 2015

Review Of Beatrix Potter And Her Paint Box By David Mcphail, Jessica A. Elder

Library Intern Book Reviews

No abstract provided.


Review Of The Day The Crayons Came Home By Drew Daywalt, Jessica A. Elder Jan 2015

Review Of The Day The Crayons Came Home By Drew Daywalt, Jessica A. Elder

Library Intern Book Reviews

No abstract provided.


Review Of Fetch By Jorey Hurley, Jessica A. Elder Jan 2015

Review Of Fetch By Jorey Hurley, Jessica A. Elder

Library Intern Book Reviews

No abstract provided.


Review Of The Inventor's Secret: What Thomas Edison Told Henry Ford By Suzanne Slade, Jessica A. Elder Jan 2015

Review Of The Inventor's Secret: What Thomas Edison Told Henry Ford By Suzanne Slade, Jessica A. Elder

Library Intern Book Reviews

No abstract provided.


Alphabet Soup: Using Children's Literature Databases To Plan Lessons On Letters Of The Alphabet, Kelly Heider Jan 2009

Alphabet Soup: Using Children's Literature Databases To Plan Lessons On Letters Of The Alphabet, Kelly Heider

Library Faculty Papers

This recipe is intended for undergraduate Early Childhood Education majors. Students will learn how to use children's literature databases to choose appropriate books for classroom instruction.


Flat Stanley: Join The Phenomenon!, Elizabeth J. Sandell, Mary C. Behrens, Laura Linde Jan 2009

Flat Stanley: Join The Phenomenon!, Elizabeth J. Sandell, Mary C. Behrens, Laura Linde

Elementary and Literacy Education Faculty Publications

Flat Stanley has had a very exciting life. He has visited all seven continents and met many world leaders. He has gone to Hawaiian beaches, the Taj Mahal, dog sledding, and into space.


Alphabet Soup: Using Children's Literature Databases To Plan Lessons On Letters Of The Alphabet, Kelly Heider Dec 2008

Alphabet Soup: Using Children's Literature Databases To Plan Lessons On Letters Of The Alphabet, Kelly Heider

Kelly Heider

This recipe is intended for undergraduate Early Childhood Education majors. Students will learn how to use children's literature databases to choose appropriate books for classroom instruction.