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Fantasy Literature

3 Credits
Fantasy literature has many unique uses for the classroom. Many teachers would like to capitalize on natural fascination young readers have with fantasy literature. This course will introduce you to techniques and strategies for teaching fantasy lit in the classroom. Readings and activities will help deal with unique challenges that come with reading outside the 'realistic boundaries.' Fantasy literature also encourages creativity of expression, including presentation through visual and performing arts.

NOTE: Required textbooks must be purchased separately.

This course is applicable towards the Literature Appreciation Certificate.

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Elaine Reimer-Paré

As I work with young readers and writers in my own classroom, I continue to search for ways to engage students with literature and the writing process: How can I help students become more confident and independent readers? How can I help students communicate effectively? How can I help students recognize the inherent value and enjoyment of reading and writing well? Because I know that other teachers ask themselves these same questions, I am passionate about my work at Fresno Pacific. The opportunity to engage with other teaching professionals is inspiring and rewarding; I hope that a collaborative sharing of ideas and strategies will enrich our teaching of reading and writing even further.