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    University of Virginia
  Nov 21, 2017
Undergraduate Record 2006-2007 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

ISHU 313 - The Writing Side of Children’s Literature

In this course, students will immerse themselves in the best of children’s literature while learning the basic tenet of effective writing for any age: easy to read, hard to write.  Students will read within seven genres of children’s literature, examine how nonfiction writers for children research, organize, and document information, examine how fiction writers create setting, plot, tone, voice, dialog, and characters.  Students will also learn how published writers self-edit and revise.  Children’s literature will also serve as a model while completing short writing exercises.  By the end of this course, students can expect to become masters of compression as they write and revise one piece of nonfiction and one piece of fiction.  (IR)

Credits: 3