Assigned Weekly Readings, Response Journal (Blog) Entries, and Other Tasks to be Completed: General Information, Week 1, and Week 2: General Information Details on assigned readings, required response journal (blog) entries, and other tasks to be completed for the next week will be distributed at each session. Listed will be the next class meeting along with its corresponding date. For each listing, the following information will be provided: o Assigned Reading - Please be sure to bring the assigned readings to class on the applicable day. There may be in-class reading to complete over and above what is listed for a particular week. o Response Journal (Blog) assignment o Other Tasks to Be Completed - Note that various preparation and follow-up tasks to class work may be assigned from week to week Once this information is distributed, any changes will be communicated by the instructor to students via Fordham e-mail and announcement on the course on-line site. Assigned Week 1 – January 16th For Week 2 – January 23rd Assigned Reading: (31 pages) o Root, S. L., & Kiefer, B. Z. (2003). Children's literature. In J. W. Guthrie (Ed.), Encyclopedia of education (2nd ed.). (six pages) o Lynch-Brown, C., & Tomlinson, C. M. (1998). Children's literature, past and present: Is there a future? Peabody Journal of Education, 73(3/4), 228-252. (25 pages) Tasks: Complete the following tasks for today’s class: o Read the "Course Syllabus" and the “Weekly Schedule of Topics and Assignments” in their entirety. o Verify your access to Fordham e-mail and the course on-line site (when available). o At the end of the Root and Kiefer reading, you will see a list of children's literature. Peruse the list and bring a favorite to class to share. If your favorite is not on the list, bring it instead!