Fact of the Matter: Informational Literature for Middle and High School

Fact of the Matter: Informational Literature for Middle and High School

This informational or nonfiction literature is often overlooked in studies of youth literature. In this course we will consider the many literary qualities of nonfiction literature published for children aged ten to eighteen. You will have the opportunity to read both good and bad examples of nonfiction literature, and examine how the review media evaluate such books. We will examine a variety of types of nonfiction, and by the end of the semester the class as a whole will work collaboratively online to develop a list of best nonfiction books. Prerequisites: experience in a children's literature course is strongly recommended; experience using email and basic World Wide Web searching techniques, your own reliable Internet account, and the hardware and software required for an online course. Sessions: this course is offered online asynchronously;

Class Name Fact of the Matter: Informational Literature for Middle and High School
Host School Rutgers University
Class Identifier 17:611:TBA
Credit Value 3 Credit Hours
Faculty TBA
Course Tool (Online) eCollege
Class Description This informational or nonfiction literature is often overlooked in studies of youth literature. In this course we will consider the many literary qualities of nonfiction literature published for children aged ten to eighteen. You will have the opportunity to read both good and bad examples of nonfiction literature, and examine how the review media evaluate such books. We will examine a variety of types of nonfiction, and by the end of the semester the class as a whole will work collaboratively online to develop a list of best nonfiction books. Prerequisites: experience in a children's literature course is strongly recommended; experience using email and basic World Wide Web searching techniques, your own reliable Internet account, and the hardware and software required for an online course. Sessions: this course is offered online asynchronously;
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Delivery Asynchronous
Start and End Date September 1st, 2010 - December 20th, 2010
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Last Add Day August 20th, 2010
Residency Start and End Date No Residency