|Graduate Course Details|
|Title||Literature in the Middle Grades|
This course provides an examination of literature for children in the middle grades with particular attention to criteria for evaluation. Individual interests and abilities, new trends in children's books for the middle grades, conducting book discussions, and ways of sharing books will be discussed. Attention will also be focused on the place of poetry, literature workshop, literature to enrich the content areas, and the role of independent reading in an effective literature program in the middle grades.