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Course, academic year 2023/2024
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Children’s Literature - OPBA4A054B
Title: Dětská literatura
Guaranteed by: Katedra anglického jazyka a literatury (41-KAJL)
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Actual: from 2023
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 4
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/2, C [HT]
Extent per academic year: 0 [hours]
Capacity: unknown / 22 (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
priority enrollment if the course is part of the study plan
Guarantor: PhDr. Tereza Topolovská, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): PhDr. Tereza Topolovská, Ph.D.
Pre-requisite : OPBA4A031A, OPBA4A032A, OPBA4A033A
Annotation -
Last update: PhDr. Tereza Topolovská, Ph.D. (09.09.2023)
This course mainly intends to motivate the students to read books for children and young adults and even mrre importantly employing them in ESL classes. While trying to answer the question concerning the origins and qualities typical of literary works classified as English-written children’s literature, the course introduces history and individual genres of children’s literature written in English through a number of various activities, games and plays.
Literature -
Last update: PhDr. Tereza Topolovská, Ph.D. (09.09.2023)

BARONE, D.M. Children’s Literature in the Classroom: Engaging Lifelong Readers. New York, Guilford Press, 2011. ISBN 978-1606239384. 

BASSNETT, S.; GRUNDY, P. Language Through Literature: Creative Language Teaching through Literature. London: Longman, 1993.HAHN, D. The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature (2nd edition). Oxford University Press, 2015, ISBN 978-0199695140.

HUNT, Peter. An Introduction to Children's Literature. 1st publ. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994. An OPUS book. ISBN 0-19-289243-6.REYNOLDS, K. Children’s Literature: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press, 2011, ISBN 978-0199560240.

GAMBLE, N., YATES, S. Exploring Children’s Literature – Teaching the Language and Reading of Fiction (2nd edition). London, SAGE Publications, 2008. ISBN 978-1412930130.

LERER, Seth. Children's Literature – A Reader's History from Aesop to Harry Potter. Chicago University Press, 2009. ISBN 0226473015.

NODELMAN, P.; REIMER, M. The Pleasures of Children’s Literature. Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 2003, ISBN 978-08-0133-248-7.

TOWNSEND, John Rowe. Written for Children: an Outline of English-language Children's Literature. 6th American ed. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 1996. ISBN 978-0-8108-3117-9.

Syllabus -
Last update: PhDr. Tereza Topolovská, Ph.D. (09.09.2023)

 1.   Introduction

2.      Traditional literature

3.      Traditional literature

4.      Picture Books

5.      Picture Books

6.      Poetry

7.      Realistic fiction

8.      Modern Fantasy

9.      Modern Fantasy

10.  Modern Fantasy

11.  Contemporary Fiction

12.  Contemporary Fiction

Course completion requirements -
Last update: PhDr. Tereza Topolovská, Ph.D. (09.09.2023)

a) attendance: max. 2 absences are allowed

b) active participation within the seminars

c) preparation for the individual classes, reading of the assigned materials, task completion etc. 

d) language skills are part of the overall assessment.

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