WK2 Application EDUC2002

Application: Annotated Booklist and Quality ChecklistThroughout this course, you will be learning about the significant role that literature can play in children’s lives. Along with studying each of the genres of children’s and adolescent literature, you will be examining specific criteria used for identifying quality and excellence.Based on your growing knowledge in these areas, you will develop:An Annotated Booklist of children’s and adolescent literatureA Quality Checklist that can be used to evaluate children’s literature in each of the genres that you will studyThese documents will help encapsulate what you have learned and serve as a resource for future reference. Both the Annotated Booklist and the Quality Checklist will be due at the end of Week 5. You will be able to submit these at the end of Week 2 for the instructor’s non-graded feedback.Each week, you will be asked to read/review/annotate a specific number of books, consider the criteria that indicates quality related to the genres that you are studying, and then add these to the appropriate document.In Week 5, you will send in your book list for a grade.If you quickly open and read the Application section for each week, you will see a description of the books you need to review each week.  Here is a short list of what is required each week, to give you an idea of the final length of your Annotated list:3 books for Week 15 book for Week 23-5 poems for Week 31 book for Week 41 book for Week 5The lists you can choose from are explained in the Application directions each week.At the end of Week 5, you will submit both the Annotated Booklist and Quality Checklist you have created during the course to receive a grade on both assignments. The links to these two forms are below:Annotated Booklist Form           (function(){      var f = function(){            if ( window.DWREngine )       {        if( DWREngine._batch )        {        try {DWREngine.endBatch();} catch(ignore) {}        }        try {DWREngine.beginBatch();} catch(ignore) {}       }               page.ContextMenu.hideMenuDiv(‘d4f0d4067b2342378cb7ec2ae275b2a0’);             if ( window.DWREngine )       {         try {DWREngine.endBatch();} catch(ignore) {}       }                };      var f2 = function()      {        if ( page.isLoaded )        {          f();        }        else        {          setTimeout( f2, 500 );        }      }      f2();     })();     
Quality Checklist Form            (function(){      var f = function(){            if ( window.DWREngine )       {        if( DWREngine._batch )        {        try {DWREngine.endBatch();} catch(ignore) {}        }        try {DWREngine.beginBatch();} catch(ignore) {}       }               page.ContextMenu.hideMenuDiv(‘411b6e1a3d0a4b76a5fed526b479ab97’);             if ( window.DWREngine )       {         try {DWREngine.endBatch();} catch(ignore) {}       }                };      var f2 = function()      {        if ( page.isLoaded )        {          f();        }        else        {          setTimeout( f2, 500 );        }      }      f2();     })();     Part 1: Beginning Your Annotated Booklist and Quality ChecklistThis week, you have been introduced to the field of children’s and adolescent literature, a field that is offers a multitude of opportunities for learning and growth. You have been reading about two important aspects of this field—quality across the genres and looking through the lens of cultural diversity.Annotated BooklistFor this week’s Annotated Booklist, read:One chapter book and one picture book written by Book Creators listed in the “Writers and Illustrators to Look for” booklist (p. 38 of the course text)

One book from the booklists at the end of Chapters 3–9 of the course text that is marked with the sun icon, indicating that it includes some aspect of diversity. However, before you choose a book from this list:
Consider the following quote from your text: “Cultural diversity is wider than race, ethnicity, gender, sexual preference, or exceptionalities; it also involves values, attitudes, customs, beliefs, and ethics” (p. 32).
Take time to think about what defines your personal culture.
Consider choosing a book that was written by someone who shares a cultural background similar to your own in an essential way, or a book whose storyline involves your cultural background in an essential way.After you have read the books, respond to the guiding questions listed on the Annotated Booklist Form.Quality ChecklistBefore you begin writing your checklist, reflect on what you have learned from:Chapter 1 of your text

“10 Quick Ways to Analyze Children’s Books for Racism and Sexism”Then, based on what you have learned about children’s and adolescent literature this week, use the form to describe in your own words at least five characteristics of quality children’s and adolescent literature in general, and five characteristics of quality culturally diverse literature.Note: Evaluating the quality of any book entails not only assessing it for racism and sexism but also making sure that class, sexual orientation, and/or exceptionalities are portrayed without bias.

Application: Annotated Bibliography and Quality ChecklistPart 2: Picture BooksThis week, you learned about the characteristics and qualities of picture books for both younger and older children. You also engaged in and evaluated a read-aloud experience with picture books. Based on what you have learned about this delightful genre, you will continue to add to both your Annotated Booklist and Quality Checklist.Annotated BooklistThis week, you will read and annotate at least five picture books to add to your Annotated Booklist. Before choosing the books, evaluate each book against the quality guidelines, including the quality of the text, the quality of the art, the overall design, as well as appropriateness for the intended age level of its audience. Feel free to use the books that you chose for your read-aloud, as long as they exemplify the standards for quality children’s literature.Quality ChecklistBased on what you have learned about picture books this week, add at least five new entries to the “Characteristics of quality picture books” section of your Quality Checklist. Make sure to describe the characteristics in your own words. Based on what you have learned in the first two weeks of this course, add five new entries to the “Characteristics of quality culturally diverse literature” section of your Quality Checklist.Submittal InstructionsThis week, you can submit your Week 1 & Week 2 Annotated Booklist and Quality Checklist for the instructor’s non-graded review. 
Be sure to read the Application assignments for Weeks 1 & 2 as to which genre of books will be listed on your Annotated Booklist.