Tompkins Cortland Community College

ENGL220 - Literature for Children

Literature for Children presents a study of the poetry and prose available for children from preschool through junior high school. Students examine the characteristics of children's books including picture, folk, fantasy, biography, historical fiction, information books, contemporary realistic fiction, and poetry. Topics include evaluation of children's books, principles of book selection, illustrations in books, cultural diversity in children's literature, and motivating children's responses to books. ENGL 220 fulfills the SUNY General Education requirement in the Humanities. Prerequisites: ENGL 102; prior completion or concurrent enrollment in RDNG 116 if required by placement testing. 3 Cr. (3 Lec.) Fall and spring semesters.