Read Oregon: An Oregon Collaborative for Improvement of Literacy

formerly known as CREADE
Collaborative Reading Education And Distance Education


READ 594: Young Adult Literature: Gr 5-12 (3 cr)
Fall 2003 & 2004 (1 credit)
Fall 2005 (3 credits)
Winter 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014
Summer 2010, 2011, 2013
Winter 2014 (01/06/14 - 03/21/14)

Dr. Teresa Farrell, Eastern Oregon University

This introductory graduate course introduces teachers to the world of adolescent literature. Theoretical concepts and practical aspects will be explored.
PREREQUISITES Graduate standing and a willingness to learn about young adult literature.
This is an online Blackboard course. Learners will complete textbook readings with posted reflections; post to whole class discussion forums; provide feedback to other learners; and complete assignments.
STANDARDS This course supports the following International Reading Association's 2010 revised Standards for Reading Professionals:
1.3 Candidates understand the role of professional judgment and practical knowledge for improving all students' reading development and achievement.
2.3 Candidates use a wide range of texts (e.g., narrative, expository, and poetry) from traditional print, digital, and online resources.
4.2 Candidates use a literacy curriculum and engage in instructional practices that positively impact students' knowledge, beliefs, and engagement with the features of diversity.
6.2 Candidates display positive dispositions related to their own reading and writing and the teaching of reading and writing, and pursue the development of individual professional knowledge and behaviors.
  • Read and discuss text assignments via web-based discussion boards; initiate topics and respond to both instructor and fellow learners;
  • Review 7-10 young adult books and submit these responses to an online bulletin board for others to utilize;
  • Report on ways learners have introduced young adult books to adolescents based on what has been learned in the course;
  • Organize and participate in a book club for young adult books.
  • CORE/ELECTIVE This graduate course can be used as 3 elective credits in the Literature thematic area in the 24-credit Reading Endorsement program, the 12-credit Literary Education program, or for individual professional development.
    INSTRUCTOR Dr. Teresa Farrell, College of Education, Eastern Oregon University. Dr. Farrell is a licensed middle/high school teacher in language arts and drama. She also has a background in the field of civil engineering/land surveying and drafting and a CTE endorsement to teach pre-engineering classes. She has taught college writing (composition and technical writing) and public speaking for 10 years. Her primary areas of research interest are visual literacy, media influence, communication, assessment, and educational technology. (BA, Montana State University; M.Ed., University of Oregon; Ed.D., University of Montana)
    Teachers of Grades 5-12 interested in learning about young adult literature.
    Students should expect to spend 9 hours per week for 10 weeks in course-related activities (e.g., reading the text and course materials, posting to discussion forums, completing written reports/papers and classroom-based assignments). This course is online and does not require in-person attendance. Assignments are completed on the learner's time schedule and are due as posted.
    TEXTBOOK Textbook(s) are required for this course. You will find the textbook listed in the syllabus that is posted online at the EOU website or you may contact the instructor. For most classes, the EOU Bookstore will be a source for the textbook.
    COST No course in the ReadOregon curriculum will cost more than $359 per credit, including all fees, for students in the ReadOregon program.
    CONTACT For more details on this course, please contact Dr. Teresa Farrell, Eastern Oregon University.

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