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ENG 3420, Study Guide

by: Nicole Hampton

ENG 3420, Study Guide ENG 3420

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MIDTERM Study Guide Outline for prompts Formatting requirements Teacher Information Thesis help
Lit for Young Children
Amy Hicks
Study Guide
english, Study of Childrens Lit, Education
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This 3 page Study Guide was uploaded by Nicole Hampton on Thursday September 29, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to ENG 3420 at Bowling Green State University taught by Amy Hicks in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 14 views. For similar materials see Lit for Young Children in Education and Teacher Studies at Bowling Green State University.


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Date Created: 09/29/16
Formatting ● 12pt font ● Times New Roman ● Double Spaced ● NO works cited needed ● 2 pages (no more than 3) ● Submit to canvas (11:59pm) Outlines for Prompts #1 Perry Nodelman claims, “Children’s literature is that literature that constructs  child characters in order to satisfy adult wants and needs in regard to children”  (qtd. in Hintz and Tribunella 53). With this contention in mind, how might we, as  critical readers of children’s literature, explain the following trope in children’s  literature: the child or childlike character coping with fear and/or loss. Possible books: ● Frog and Toad Together ○ Frog and Toad’s relationship ○ Frog’s (adult) characteristics ○ Toad’s (childlike) characteristics ● Charlotte’s Web ○ Wilbur ○ Charlotte ★ Home away from home pattern ○ Ex. thesis:  Fern (the child character) leaving and returning home shows that adults want  children to grow up, but under their control.  #2 Choose one child or childlike character from a text we’ve read so far this  semester. Explore how this child or childlike character is constructed to align  with a specific model (or models) of childhood. Finally, end your essay with a  discussion about how this model (or models) of childhood reflects at least one  ideology the text communicates to young readers. Possible characters: ● Little Red Riding Hood ○ Radically Other ■ Mother was smart, Red was naive ○ Miniature Adult ■ Red takes care of grandmother ○ Working Child ■ Source of labor taking Grandmother the basket of goods ● Toad ○ Romantic Child ■ “Blank Slate” ■ Always needs help ○ Radically Other ■ Toad is childlike (always) ■ Frog is adultlike (always) ● Frog ○ Miniature Adult ■ Always taking care, providing help, looking  after Toad ● Wilbur ○ Developing Child ■ Starts as a baby, naive ■ Grows in knowledge and size ■ Learns advanced concepts ■ Ends becoming the “parents” taking  responsibility of Charlotte’s babies ➔ Essay must end with Ideologies ➔ Look back to Day 3 of the semester for the “Child Models” #3 Write a rationale explaining why one of the books we have read should be  used in the classroom because of the ways it challenges common assumptions  about children’s literature. You should address the potentially problematic  aspects of this text, while also explaining the benefits readers can gain from  reading this book. Explain how you will defend the book on its literary and  pedagogical values. Possible Books: ● Frog and Toad Together ○ Same­sex love ● Charlotte’s Web ○ Death ○ Bullying ○ Defiance (of parents) ➔ Look back to Day 2 of the semester at “Common Assumptions” ➔ Justifications to use in the class setting Thesis Help Use your thesis for: ● Specificity ○ Clear roadmap to follow ● Refer back to the prompt when writing ○ Focus on the language you use **You want to be able to read the thesis and know what prompt you chose** What She’s Looking For ● Strong thesis ● Evidence to support points ● Organization ● Implications ○ Restate the main points ○ Why are they important/significant to the study of children’s  literature and profession?


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