Children’s Literature

Suggested Age

9-11 years

Course length

1 hour

Prerequisites

• Must have fine motor skills for cutting and gluing
• Must be able to listen, wait, and follow instructions

Children’s Literature

Curriculum/Materials

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<li><p class="font_8">Novels are the parent’s responsibility to purchase or borrow (audible is also acceptable)</p></li>
<li><p class="font_8">Students will need to purchase supplies to use at home and in the classroom</p></li>
<li><p class="font_8">Purchase foldable consumable pages</p></li>
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About the course

<p class="font_8"><strong>Purpose</strong></p>
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<li><p class="font_8">The purpose of this class is to develop a &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;love for literature. &nbsp;Students will master the use of common literary &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;terms and explore various genres of literature.</p></li>
<li><p class="font_8">Novels discussed in class and read at home: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Because-Winn-Dixie-Kate-DiCamillo-ebook/dp/B002NC7330?dchild=1&amp;keywords=Because+of+Winn-Dixie&amp;qid=1613925834&amp;sr=8-1&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=onedayaca-20&amp;linkId=a0ea7e43bd5a33b45e14d75022b71a88&amp;language=en_US&amp;ref_=as_li_ss_tl"><u>Because of Winn-Dixie</u></a><u>,</u> by Kate DiCamillo; <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Carol-Charles-Dickens-ebook/dp/B07LBXKYDS?dchild=1&amp;keywords=A+Christmas+Carol&amp;qid=1613925951&amp;s=books&amp;sr=1-3&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=onedayaca-20&amp;linkId=c0ea197732261d6787dc1679bce907be&amp;language=en_US&amp;ref_=as_li_ss_tl"><u>A Christmas Carol</u></a>, by Charles Dickens; <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Number-Stars-Lois-Lowry-ebook/dp/B003JFJHOS?dchild=1&amp;keywords=Number+the+Stars&amp;qid=1613926072&amp;s=books&amp;sr=1-1&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=onedayaca-20&amp;linkId=ba70645231c2456b78bb5f6e48db7c01&amp;language=en_US&amp;ref_=as_li_ss_tl"><u>Number the Stars</u></a>, by Lois Lowry; <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Wrinkle-Time-Quintet/dp/0312367546?_encoding=UTF8&amp;qid=1613926132&amp;sr=1-1&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=onedayaca-20&amp;linkId=a3dd7676cabe968b9536519650b1b9aa&amp;language=en_US&amp;ref_=as_li_ss_tl"><u>A Wrinkle in Time</u></a><u>,</u> by Madeleine L’Engle; <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Lion-Witch-Wardrobe-C-Lewis/dp/0007323123?_encoding=UTF8&amp;qid=1613926191&amp;sr=1-1&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=onedayaca-20&amp;linkId=b2ea3cef3a4aba8c9e3ae426092d6e88&amp;language=en_US&amp;ref_=as_li_ss_tl"><u>The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe</u></a>, by C.S. Lewis, &nbsp;student choice of biography or autobiography.</p></li>
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<p class="font_8"><strong>Process</strong></p>
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<li><p class="font_8">Students are expected to read 20 minutes a day, five days per week for a total of 100 minutes (Parent may choose audible or print reading materials)</p></li>
<li><p class="font_8">ODA teacher will grade weekly assignments (parents may choose to do any or all assignments)</p></li>
<li><p class="font_8">Novel questions</p></li>
<li><p class="font_8">Class Lesson Review questions</p></li>
<li><p class="font_8">Summary</p></li>
<li><p class="font_8">Reading Log</p></li>
<li><p class="font_8">In class, students will:</p></li>
<li><p class="font_8">Create a resource book</p></li>
<li><p class="font_8">Discuss a variety of genres</p></li>
<li><p class="font_8">Analyze, make inferences, and draw conclusions</p></li>
<li><p class="font_8">Participate confidently in group discussions regarding assigned class novels</p></li>
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<p class="font_8"><strong>Parental Responsibilities</strong></p>
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<li><p class="font_8">See that your child has the supplies needed to be successful in class.</p></li>
<li><p class="font_8">Attendance is mandatory as each day is a new idea or term</p></li>
<li><p class="font_8">Help your child develop a love of literature by reading to them, with them, as well as listening to them read. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Listening to others read, helps the child develop reading fluency.</p></li>
<li><p class="font_8">Supervise student’s weekly assignment sheet &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;(optional). The homework sheet is returned weekly to the One Day Academy teacher for grading.</p></li>
<li><p class="font_8">Secure the novels listed above (borrowed or bought)</p></li>
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