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English 275 Week Three Notes

by: Erika De Leygraaf

English 275 Week Three Notes 275

Erika De Leygraaf
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These notes go over everything discussed during week 3 and the assignments due for week 4.
Classic Children's Literature
Felt, Elizabeth
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This 5 page Class Notes was uploaded by Erika De Leygraaf on Thursday September 22, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to 275 at University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point taught by Felt, Elizabeth in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 5 views. For similar materials see Classic Children's Literature in ENGLISH (ENG) at University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point.


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Date Created: 09/22/16
9/19/16  What We Discussed:  ­ Author Presentation Example  ­ Very simple visual  ­ Educational value  ­ Resource list: books, awards, resources with  description, book review (summary, literary  element eval)  ­ Biography ​ = information about a person  ­ Bibliography​ = list of books or other sources  ­ Awards  ­ Newbery → given by the American Library  Association, given to the author of a  children’s book  ­ Newbery Honor → given by the ALA, “runner  ups” to the Newberry, 2­3 given out  ­ Caldecott → given by the ALA, given to the  illustrator of a children’s book  ­ Choice → given by state (school/library)  associations, children vote for their  favorite(s)  ­ Wisconsin: Golden Archer  ­ Golden Kite → given by the Society of  Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators,  peers in separate regions vote  ­ How to Determine Reading Level  ­ Book tells you ­ often on the back  ­  ­ 5 Finger Test  ­ Child reads a full page of the book and  sticks up a finger every time they do not  know a word.  ­ If he/she has 5 fingers up before the end  of the page, they should not read it.  ­ Reading Level and Age of Interest is sometimes  not the same  ­ Quotations vs Italics/Underlining  ­ Quotations → short stories  ­ Italics/Underlining → long works  ­ Use in citation and in essay  ­ Do NOT use “I” in essay  ­ Apostrophes  ­ Singular: Perrault → Perrault’s story  ­ Plural: Grimms → Grimms’ story  Assignments:  ­ Fairy tale comparison essay   ­ Due: 9/26/16      There are powerpoints on D2L.  9/21/16  What We Discussed:  ­ Jean Piaget  ­ Developmental psychologist  ­ Children are very different from adults  ­ Modes of logic and thinking  ­ 4 stages of cognitive development  ­ Sensorimotor  ­ Preoperational  ­ Concrete operations  ­ Formal operations  ­ F. Andre Favat  ­ Fairy tale scholar  ­ Compares characteristics of fairy tales to  Piaget’s preoperational and concrete  operational stages  ­ Interest of fairy tales emerges and declines  between ages 5­10  ­ Highest point between 6­8  ­ Beliefs can be TRUE in fairy tales  ­ Magic → object/action is connected to an  unrelated object/action  ­ Animis → non humans and inanimate objects  have human consciousness and qualities  ­ Ex: animals, toys, sun/moon, plants  ­ Morality: Justice and Punishment  ­ Letter of the law, do not fully understand  why → just know what it is  ­ Ex: No phones at the table refers to no  phones while eating, but the child may  think that it means no phones at the  table period.  ­ Do not understand motivation for behavior  ­ Purposefully being naughty vs accident  ­ Punishment has no connection to the crime  ­ Morality of Cooperation​ = as kids get older they  begin to understand motivations  ­ How punishment can affect others  ­ Learn punishment should fit the crime  ­ Dark Story Opinions  ­ Good for Children → prepared for related  real life events  ­ Bad for Children → fairy tales should be  entertaining, should not contain morals  ­ L. Frank Baum  ­ Moved around a lot → New York, out west,  Chicago, Michigan  ­ Started his own newspaper at age 15  ­ Maid of Aram​ → screenplay he wrote, first  major piece  ­ Married a suffragette, Maud Gage  ­ Books  ­ Mother Goose in Prose  ­ Father Goose, His Book  ­ The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (15 in series)  ­ Hollywood → books to become movies  ­ Pre Reading Activities in the Classroom  ­ Objectives  ­ Children activate prior knowledge  ­ Teacher evaluates prior knowledge  ­ Creates interest of the book  ­ Provides necessary background  information  ­ Ex: pick an unknown word from the book or  short story, have the students describe and  draw a picture of what they think it is  Assignments:  ­ Fairy tale comparison essay  ­ Due: 9/26/16  ­ Have W​ izard of Oz​ Chapter 1­11 read for Monday 


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