- Course Text: Literature and the Child
- Chapter 9, “Biography and Memoir” (you may skip “A Close Look at Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave,” pp. 286–288; “A Close Look at The Notorius Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism, & Treachery,” pp. 289–290; and “A Close Look at Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream,” p. 292-293)
- Chapter 10, “Nonfiction”
- For this week’s Application, read one biography or one nonfiction book. When making your selection, choose a person for your biography or topic for your nonfiction book that is meaningful or significant to you. If you wish, refer to the booklists at the end of Chapters 9 and 10 (pp. 297–301 and pp. 326–329 of the course text). Make sure that your selection is classified as intermediate or adolescent (there will be an “I” or an “A” in parentheses next to the title).While making your selection, refer to the quality guidelines outlined in your text.
Application: Annotated Bibliography and Quality Checklist
Part 5: Biography and Nonfiction
This week, you will continue to explore biographies and nonfiction as you add your final entries to the Application Assignment that you began in Week 1. Both the Annotated Booklist and the Quality Checklist are due at the end of this week.
After submitting your Annotated Booklist and Quality Checklist, your Instructor will enter your grade in the My Grades area. He or she will then post everyone’s Annotated Booklists in the Doc Sharing area. This will give you an opportunity to add books from others’ lists to your own to expand on the resources that you will take with you after you have completed the course.
This week, you will choose one biography or one nonfiction book to read and annotate. When making your selection, choose a person for your biography or topic for your nonfiction book that is meaningful or significant to you. If you wish, refer to the booklists on pages 297–301 and pages 326–329 of the course text. Make sure that your selection is classified as intermediate or adolescent (there will be an “I” or an “A” in parentheses next to the title). While making your selection, refer to the quality guidelines outlined in your text.
Based on what you have learned about biographies and nonfiction literature this week, add at least five entries for each genre to your Quality Checklist. Make sure to write the entries in your own words.
At the end of this week, submit:
- One Word document containing your completed Annotated Booklist (Parts 1-5 )
- One Word document containing your completed Quality Checklist (Parts 1-5)
Note: Be sure to incorporate any feedback that you received from the Instructor on Parts 1 and 2 of your Annotated Booklist and Quality Checklist. When you submit this Module 5 Application assignment to Turnitin, it will have a higher than normal percentage of similarity. This is due to the Application assignment you submitted for Week 2 and the Week 5 paper you submit is an extension of Week 2.