Welcome to your course assignment guide for Developing Strategic Reader (EDRD 3337).
You will be identifying and analyzing children’s picture books to demonstrate your understanding of elements of common genres that make up literary and informational texts. When children are familiar with the literary elements of a book, they are able to comprehend and work with a text. A text can be predictable if children are taught literary elements of genres elements are taught. TEA requires that K-12 Language Arts teachers teach Strand 4 (Multiple genres: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts--literary elements. The student recognizes and analyzes literary elements within and across increasingly complex traditional, contemporary, classical, and diverse literary texts). Therefore, it is important that pre-service teachers be knowledgeable in the literary and informational characteristics of genres and its relationship with compression.