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Literature outside of the English Classroom 
3 Graduate Level or In-Service Credits / 45 hours Instructor: Shannon Mersand  April 1-29, July 1-30, November 1-30

University of the Pacific PEDC 9090
Adams State University 20545 - ED 589

The Common Core State Standards call for reading and writing across the curriculum, so now more than ever literature has a place in every curriculum. Using literature can help spark curiosity and wonder in "boring" subjects, and help to bring alive the reality of a field of study. This course will introduce you to literature that can be used throughout the curriculum, and help you build a road map to incorporate at least one piece into your classroom to help meet CCSS. Participants will we required to read one or more pieces of literature in their subject area to help them build activities for their students. If your curriculum is not specifically addressed, the instructor will work with you to find appropriate materials. This course is appropriate for Administrators, Grades K-12 classroom teachers in all subject areas including Science, History, Multicultural Studies, Health, Physical Education, Mathematics, Special Area, Career and Technical Subject area teachers, and School Media Specialists. 



How this course will benefit you

How will this course help educators to meet the Common Core State Standards?

This course helps teachers add literature and activities to their lessons which help to meet multiple CCSS Anchor Standards.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.1 Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.2 Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.3 Analyze how and why individuals, events, or ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.4 Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.5 Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.6 Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.7 Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.1

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.8 Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.9 Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.10 Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.1 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details and well-structured event sequences.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.5 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.8 Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.10 Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.1 Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.2 Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.3 Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.4 Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.5 Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.6 Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.3 Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.6 Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.


How with this course benefit my classroom instruction and student learning objectives?


· Foreign Language and LOTE - This course helps teachers incorporate literature and informational text into the classroom outside of ELA. It provides teachers with tools and ideas about ways that literature can address course content independent from lectures typically delivered in a classroom setting.


· Mathematics - This course helps teachers incorporate literature and informational text into the classroom outside of ELA. It provides teachers with tools and ideas about ways that literature can address course content independent from lectures typically delivered in a classroom setting.


· Science - This course helps teachers incorporate literature and informational text into the classroom outside of ELA. It provides teachers with tools and ideas about ways that literature can address course content independent from lectures typically delivered in a classroom setting.


· Social Studies - This course helps teachers incorporate literature and informational text into the classroom outside of ELA. It provides teachers with tools and ideas about ways that literature can address course content independent from lectures typically delivered in a classroom setting.


· The Arts - This course helps teachers incorporate literature and informational text into the classroom outside of ELA. It provides teachers with tools and ideas about ways that literature can address course content independent from lectures typically delivered in a classroom setting.


· Special Education - This course helps teachers incorporate literature and informational text into the classroom outside of ELA. It provides teachers with tools and ideas about ways that literature can address course content independent from lectures typically delivered in a classroom setting.


· Social Workers, Guidance Counselors and School Psychologists - This course helps teachers incorporate literature and informational text into the classroom outside of ELA. It provides teachers with tools and ideas about ways that literature can address course content independent from lectures typically delivered in a classroom setting.


· Elementary Education - This course helps teachers incorporate literature and informational text into the classroom outside of ELA. It provides teachers with tools and ideas about ways that literature can address course content independent from lectures typically delivered in a classroom setting.


· Secondary Education - This course helps teachers incorporate literature and informational text into the classroom outside of ELA. It provides teachers with tools and ideas about ways that literature can address course content independent from lectures typically delivered in a classroom setting.


· Media and Technology Specialists - This course helps teachers incorporate literature and informational text into the classroom outside of ELA. It provides teachers with tools and ideas about ways that literature can address course content independent from lectures typically delivered in a classroom setting.


· Career and Vocational Specialists - This course helps teachers incorporate literature and informational text into the classroom outside of ELA. It provides teachers with tools and ideas about ways that literature can address course content independent from lectures typically delivered in a classroom setting.