Julia Raucci’s Portfolio EDU 307

What is Children’s Literature?

Writing Task- Julia Raucci’s Week 1 Blog: Writing Task Children’s literature is important because it can connect with people of all ages. These literature pieces not only teach children important lessons to children, but to adults and everyone in between. There is children’s literature all around!

Performance Task- Julia Raucci’s Week 1 Blog: Performance Task This picture still accurately describes what children’s literature is to me. Children’s literature is all around us, just keep an eye out for it!

Elements of Literature

Writing Task- Julia Raucci’s Week 2 Blog: Writing Task I stated that I think it is important to teach our children literature, but we must first place them in a safe and comfortable environment for them to learn. Without an open and nonjudgmental classroom climate, true meaningful learning can not take place.

Performance Task- Julia Raucci’s Week 2 Blog: Performance Task

Literacies and Worldviews

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Workshop Methods

Writing Task- Julia Raucci’s Week 4 Blog: Writing Task

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Literature and Read Alouds

Writing Task- Julia Raucci’s Week 5 Blog: Writing Task I personally love read alouds and will continue to use the methods that I have learned through this module. Since this time, I have done a read aloud with a class. I used these methods that I learned, and it went very well!

Performance Task- Julia Raucci’s Week 5 Blog: Performance Task

Poetry

Writing Task- Julia Raucci’s Week 6 Blog: Writing Task It is SO important to teach our students poetry at a young age. We cannot raise another generation of people who are afraid of it! My poetry experience began in high school and that is not ok. It is crucial to teach it in elementary.

Performance Task- Julia Raucci’s Week 6 Blog: Performance Task

Picture Books

My module

Fables

Writing Task- Julia Raucci’s Fables Blog: Writing Task

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Myths

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Fantasy

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Biography

Writing Task- Julia Raucci’s Biography Blog: Writing Task

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Realistic Fiction

Writing Task- Julia Raucci’s Realistic Fiction Blog: Reading/Writing Task

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Book Reviews

1- Julia Raucci’s Book Review: #1. Click, Clack, Moo, Cows That Type

2- Julia Raucci’s Book Review #2: A Sick Day For Amos McGee

3- Julia Raucci’s Book Review #3: Rainbow Fish

4- Julia Raucci’s Book Review #4: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

5- Julia Raucci’s Book Review #5: I Like Myself!

6- Julia Raucci’s Book Review #6: You Are (Not) Small

7- Julia Raucci’s Book Review #7: The Wonderful Things You Will Be

Book Clubs

Handbook for Boys

Julia Raucci’s Handbook for Boys Blog: Prologue-Does Life Work? Part 2

Julia Raucci’s Handbook for Boys Blog: Duke Talks About Success- Loonie G

Julia Raucci’s Handbook for Boys Blog: Peter the Grape- Kevin Screws Up

Bucking the Sarge

Julia Raucci’s Bucking the Sarge Book Review

Written Reflection

Overall, I learned a lot from this class! Even the things I already knew about, like read alouds, the modules and lessons only heightened my knowledge and gave me more methods than I had previously known when it comes to teaching.

The book reviews were wonderful because it expanded my knowledge about award winning children’s books that I should keep in my classroom. These books are not only bright and entertaining, but they are important lessons to teach our students. I read stories about caring for each other, not judging books by the cover, teaching empathy, and seeing the world from other people’s shoes. These are definitely books that I will be purchasing for my future classroom library!

The books clubs were beneficial to my growth as a future teacher because it helped to teach me how to read children’s books with a deeper comprehension than I previously would have. All books, even children’s books, have a meaning that is deeper than the surface. Talking with my peers about them helped me form my ideas and learn how to accept new ones to build upon.

Again, overall I learned so much from this class. I can’t wait to become a teacher and use all of this!