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African Folktales

3 Credits
Learn about the folktale genre, how to select appropriate, high-quality tales, how to incorporate them into the classroom and how to make the reading of these tales stimulating and relevant to students' lives. This course introduces teachers to the intriguing world of African folktales. Share the excitement as you read this collection of fascinating inherited wisdom. This course, which may be completed with or without students, was designed to meet national standards in literature and language arts, and targets grades K-8.

NOTE: Required book must be acquired 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.