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Week Session Name Materials Assignments (due before class on Tuesday unless otherwise stated)
1 Introduction to Children's Literature
  • Create your own PBworks Roster page (8/24)
  • Create your own online portfolio (PBWorks, Weebly... some online platform where you can keep a work). Due Thursday.
2 Fairy Tales and Fantasy in Children's Literature
  • ECL "Chapter 2 & 4" 
  • Journey
  • The Invention of Hugo Cabaret 


  • Cenderillon
  • The Gospel Cinderella
  • Ella's Big Chance 
  • Ella Enchanted  
  • Cinder
  •  Quiz 1 (Due Tuesday BEFORE class)
  • Bring laptops to class to work on papers (H)
    • Post Caldecott Illustrator for the illustrator project (during class).  


  • Be prepared to talk about how our books relate to material from chapters two and four.
  • Remember to post material for the Browsing Project on your roster page (see my roster page for an example.  
3 Fairy Tales and Fantasy in Children's Literature
  • ECL "Chapter 5, 7  & 8
  • Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
  • Journey
  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret  

Quiz 2  



  • Bring laptops to class to work on papers (H) 
5 Fantasy Children's Group Presentations 

Illustration Project Due  

Complete Fifth Week Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/H9NHPBZ 

6 Perspectives on Teaching Children's Literature and Poetry 
  • ECL "Chapter 6"  
  • Carver: A Life in Poems 

Quiz 3 

7 Poetry Group Presentations  



8  Historical, Realistic and Multicultural Fiction
Bibliography Project Due  (H)
9  Historical, Realistic and Multicultural Fiction 
  • ECL "Chapter 12"    
  • Al Capone Does My Shirts   
 Quiz 4
10  Multicultural Group Presentations


11 Reading Non-Fiction for Fun 
  • ECL "Chapter 11"  
  • Glow: Animals with Their Own Night-Lights  
  • Bomb: The Race to Build - and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon.  

Close Reading and Critical Literacy Project Due (H)



Quiz 5 

  • Bring laptops to class to work on papers.


14 FINAL PORTFOLIO PRESENTATIONS    Final Portfolio and Presentations Due 
  Final Portfolio and Presentations Due 


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