Course Start and End Dates: Monday, May 29, 2017 - Sunday, June 25, 2017

Cost: $210.00

Credit: 1 semester hour of Drake Continuing Education & Professional Development graduate credit


The registration period has closed for this event.

Registration Deadline: Monday, one week before 5/29/2017 EST

Course Description


This course examines recent books and trends in publications for children and young adults and how they can best be utilized in the K-8 classroom.

Course Objectives

- Increase their familiarity with the world of recent children’s literature and its genres, including fiction and nonfiction, technology, media-based information and non-print materials.
- Identify and utilize a number of resources in the field of children’s literature.
- Experience and understand the use of activities and extensions related to literature such as literature circles, book talks, and Readers’ Theatre.
- Explore the role of culturally diverse literature in the classroom.


For additional information about this course, visit this website: Today's Children's Literature

Cancellation Policy

If it is necessary to withdraw from this course before the start date, a $50 non-refundable processing fee will be assessed. No refunds will be given after the start date. To request withdrawal or a refund please send a written request to distancelearning@drake.edu.

Drake University

Continuing Education and Professional Development

3206 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311

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