Roxanne Bourque
Literature, Early Childhood Development, Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Louisiana History, Children's Literature, Poetry, Reading Literature
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    Children's Literature Course Materials

    Children's Literature Course Materials


    Schneider, Jenifer. (2016). The Inside, Outside, and Upside Downs of Children’s Literature: From Poets and Pop-Ups to Princesses and Porridge. Open Education Resources.


    The following links of ancillary materials were adapted to support teacher preparation and children's literature courses for Elementary and Early Childhood Education majors. 

    Children's Literature Ancillary Materials - Syllabus

    The following ancillary materials are offered to support a remote course offering fo the online textbook for a Children's Literature course:

    Schneider, J. (2019). The inside, outside, and upside downs of children's literature: From poets and pop-ups to princesses and porridge. LOUIS OER Repository

    I. Course Syllabus (sample)

    II. Powerpoint chapter presentations

    III. Assessments-Materials of Instruction

    IV. Manuscript of Historic Fiction. 

    Assessments - Materials of Instruction

    A variety of materials of instruction were designed to offer external assessments with student application of course materials that move student understanding beyond tests.  

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    1. Picture Book Evaluation

    2. Create a Picture Booik

    3. Caldecott Award Assignment

    4. Chapter 3 - Got Books Assignment

    5. Chapter 4 - Book Award Review

    6. Cajun/Creole Picture Book Peer Ranking

    7. The Art of Louisiana Tall Tale Storytelling

    8. Louisiana Folklore Original Writing

    9. Write and Illustrate a Louisiana Picture Book - (COVID- Global Pandemic)

    Chapter Powerpoint Presentations

    All PowerPoint presentations were adapted and modified with additional resources of support for teaching Children's Literature, specifically for teacher preparation. 


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    Chapter 1 & 2 Oveview 

    Chapter 3 

    Chapter 4

    Chapter 5 

    Chapter 6 

    Chapter 7

    Chapter 8 

    Chapter 10

    Chapter 11

    *Louisiana Folklore, Loups Garous, Cauchemars, and Feux Follets

    *Searching for Missing Voices- Writing with Children for Teachers


    Manuscript of Historic Fiction

    There is a need for authentic support resources in the form of children’s literature for Louisiana classroom teacher’s pre-prescribed curriculum. Limited editions of historic fiction are available for teachers to align with the Louisiana State Standards in Social Studies and ELA. There is also a need for communities to collaborate with educators to bring a resourceful notion of cultural identity through oral histories that support cultural authenticity.

    1. Le Grand Derangement - Oral Reading Exercise

    Le Grand Derangement: An Acadian Children’s Story is a work of historical fiction in response to an initial children’s literature review of Acadian, Creole, and Native Indian cultures. Specific inquiry and research lead the authors to write a developmentally appropriate Acadian children’s story to support emergent reading for children from 1st - 5th grades. This unique story explains the forced removal or deportation of Acadian people in the voice of a 10-year old Acadian girl. The authors intention is to reveal how deportation may have been experienced or explained to a young child. Specific diary entries convey how young children may have endured during the deportation of the Acadians from Nova Scotia, Canada.

    The authors’ purpose for this book is to validate the authenticity of cultural identity as a positive resource for early learners. It is important to realize the relevance of making learning connections to personal stories told through oral history of ancestry. Young children can connect and understand the true origin of ancestry told with authenticity. To understand one’s ancestry supports learning through cultural identity, lexicon, and tradition. In addition, this book supports prescribed social studies curriculum in Louisiana for early elementary grades.