Your course grade will be determined according to the following:
Course Requirements for CHD 118
Class Participation-10% of final grade
Class participation is a graded component of this class. Students are expected to participate in class discussions which include whole group or small group sessions. .
Students are responsible for reading all required assignments from the text as well as any extra reading assignments made by the instructor. It is important to keep up with your reading assignments so that you will be able to participate in class discussions.
1. Book Summaries and Reflections (15% of final grade): Students will read books covering different language goals. Write a summary of the book that clearly explains the language goal and how you recognized that it was being presented. Write a personal reflection about the book and include what ages are best targeted through the use of the book. Your reflections should be posted online on the Blackboard site so that other people can hear about your findings. You are also responsible for responding to others. Write a book summary and respond to a book summary for each category of book listed here:
a. Alphabet/alphabet sounds
b. Rhyming and poetry
d. Creativity/Fantastical Stories
g. Child participation
2. Lesson Plan (15% of final grade): Students will select a language goal from the textbook that integrates a language arts learning concept across the curriculum. Students will develop a lesson plan that:
a. Has a clearly defined language objective
b. Uses a particular book
c. Has a hands-on component
d. Is thematic
e. Has two different follow-up activities for children to practice the goal
f. Has a component for parents to complete at home to reinforce the concept
3. Presentation (10% of final grade)
Students will present lesson plants using Power Point to classmates. Students must print out handouts for all other students in the class.
4. Observation (10% of final grade): Students will observe a child ranging in age from 2-6 years old completing a language arts activity. Guidelines will be discussed in class.
Midterm and Final Exam (20% each)
Both exams will consist of information from the text, class lectures and class discussions. The exams may include true/false, matching, multiple-choice, short answer, and essay. Both exams are open book and notes. The midterm exam will cover chapters 1-10 (20%) and the final (20%) covers chapters 11-19