Friday, June 11, 2010

Summer Class: Response to Literature

EDU 570 Response to Literature
Taylor University

I have just finished teaching a three hour graduate class titled Response to Literature. The class ran from 8:30AM to 4:30PM for five days. Our culminating activity was a Mock Caldecott. This year we used 2009 and 2010 books. The winner of our EDU570 Mock Caldecott was Testing the Ice written by Sharon Robinson and Illustrated by Kadir Nelson. The class also choose four honor books: Finn Throughs a Fit (09), I Need My Monster (09), 14 Cows for America (09)and Chester's Masterpiece (10).
I am wearing an Ohio State jersey because too many of the class members were anti-Buckeyes. GO BUCKS!

The following photos are from our Reader's Theater activity:
Creak! Said the Bed by Phyllis Root
Barnyard Slam by Dian Curtis Regan
Happy Reading,
Dr. Quinn


Tiana Perin said...

Love the pictures! We had soooo much fun! So what are we doing for next summer's class? :)

Amy said...

Dr. Quinn! Taylor is offering graduate classes for education now? I'd love to hear more. I check your blog often to hear the latest in Children's Literature! I'm thinking of showing the video of you reading "Don't Let the Pigeon Ride the Bus" to my 2nd graders...but I don't want you to make me look bad:) They thought I was funny...but they won't after they see you!!

-Amy (Dykstra) Scholten