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Children's Literature

Code: 103537 ECTS Credits: 6
Degree Type Year Semester
2500798 Primary Education OT 4 1


Anna Juan Cantavella

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To pass this course, the student should show a good general communicative competence, both orally and in writing and a good command of the language and communication language contained in the syllabus.

In all activities (individual and group) will be considered, therefore, proofreading, writing and formal presentation. Students should be able to express themselves with fluency and accuracy and should show a high degree of understanding of academic texts.

Recall that in the case of Catalan in 1st and 2nd year students are required to have an ability equivalent to Level 1 for teachers and Primary Education; and from 3rd year Bachelor students must have demonstrated competence equivalent to Level 2 for Teachers and Primary Education (more on this level desktop athttp: //www.uab.cat/web/ the-studies / -Terms-linguistic-1345698914384.html)

We recommend you have previously approved and language subjects and curriculum and learning and languages.

Objectives and Contextualisation

Elective course aimed at deepening the literary education of children in school. Takes the form of practical workshop on acquired knowledge about the literary corpus and develop skills and dynamism of literary material through fictional literary projects and encourage reading.

The main objectives are to achieve knowledge and develop skills on:

1. Planning literary education at the primary stage.

2. The characteristics of children's literature in different formats and media, print and screen.

3. The criteria for evaluation and selection of texts for school learning activities.

4. The design of educational activities according to different targets and different techniques of realization.

5. The familiarity with a broad outlook and digital library resources, both in production for children as sources of support for the activities, which is useful for the professional work of teachers.


  • Acquire literary training and know about children's literature.
  • Be familiar with the languages and literature curriculum.
  • Effectively address language learning situations in multicultural and multilingual contexts.
  • Foster reading and critical analysis of the texts in different scientific fields and cultural contents in the school curriculum.
  • Foster reading and encourage writing.
  • Incorporate information and communications technology to learn, communicate and share in educational contexts.
  • Know and apply the processes of interaction and communication in the classroom and master the social skills required to foster a classroom atmosphere that facilitates learning and coexistence.
  • Take sex- or gender-based inequalities into consideration when operating within one's own area of knowledge.
  • Work in teams and with teams (in the same field or interdisciplinary).

Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply the knowledge gained to the selection, reading and interpretation of texts from different scientific and cultural domains.
  2. Assessing the value of reading and writing encouragement practices with literary education criteria.
  3. Being able to develop activities and didactic material focusing on language learning adapted to the social and specific contexts of each educational centre.
  4. Being aware of the possibilities of constructing knowledge in collaborative situations and being able to manage them.
  5. Communicate using language that is not sexist or discriminatory.
  6. Consider how gender stereotypes and roles impinge on the exercise of the profession.
  7. Design practices to promote reading and writing that incorporate the criteria of literary education at the different school levels
  8. Design proposals for teaching and assessment that address the different forms of language learning, so as to adequately address all curricular content in the area and respond to cultural diversity.
  9. Know and appreciate appropriate educational software and web sites for the teaching and learning of primary school literature.
  10. Know and appreciate the characteristics of audiovisual and digital literary products for children.
  11. Know and appreciate the production of children's literature for selecting texts aimed at the different areas of literary reading at school.
  12. Know and use children's literature for the development of language learning activities in primary education.
  13. Manage teamwork and know how to analyse the aspects and difficulties of interest.
  14. Selecting literature appropriate to the school's different educational goals.
  15. Using ICTs and CLTs in developing and drawing up practical work and in designing didactic proposals.
  16. Using children's literary production for the educational goals of literary education at school.
  17. Using the processes of interaction and communication in the classroom in discussions about literary texts that help build detailed interpretations of the texts collaboratively.



1. The corpus and sources of support

1.1. Types and genres of contemporary children's literature production.

1.2. Graphic and multimodal literatures. Transfers and modifications. Relations and interactions between texts, readers and authors.

1.3. The assessment of the quality of texts. Children's literature as a reflection of the world value proposition educational situation in the artistic trends of the time and situation in Catalan cultural tradition.

1.4. The selection of literary texts, literature and popular literature for children in school. Adaptations for children, children's classics and the collective imagination.

1.5. Establishing a personal experience suitable text in the primary stage. 


2. The design of literary activities 

2.1. The use of digital and bibliographical sources for the selection and design of the corpus of literary activities.

2.2. Organization of space planning and teaching different types of literary activities.

2.3. Project design and literary activities according to the chosen parameters: specific educational objectives, areas of action school recipients and type of text.

2.4. Techniques and types of activities: literary writing, oral narration, expressive reading, drama, group discussion, games, poetry, etc.


Practical workshops that will allow students to carry out and experience a wide range of classroom practices, through which the contents of the subject will be developed.

The course is aimed at preparing materials directly usable in classrooms. The work program on complementary aspects and made available to the whole group so that every student ends up having a range of ready resources for the classroom.

The work is programmed on complementary aspects and is made available to the whole group so that each student ends up with a range of resources already prepared for the classroom.

Students will also perform independent activities and group work outside the classroom and eventually make their presentation and class discussion. They will also make reading literature and children's books indicated.


Annotation: Within the schedule set by the centre or degree programme, 15 minutes of one class will be reserved for students to evaluate their lecturers and their courses or modules through questionnaires.


Title Hours ECTS Learning Outcomes
Type: Directed      
Presencial 45 1.8 11, 17, 2
Type: Supervised      
Tutoring in the preparation activities 30 1.2 4, 13
Type: Autonomous      
Preparation work, preparation of activities and lectures 75 3 1, 12, 9, 11, 10, 7, 8, 14, 16, 2


If you opt for continuous assessment, attendance at the classroom classes is necessary (we will start part of the work and reflections in the classroom). If you do not attend, you will be considered as opting for the single assessment. Those who opt for the single assessment will have to do all the assignments individually and will have to have a personal interview with the tutor.

In order to pass the course, all activities must be presented. Any presentation, work, written or oral activity that does not demonstrate a good command of the language will not be approved.

Students who, during the course, have followed the course properly, but do not achieve the minimum requirements to pass the course, will have the opportunity to pass the course by retaking some of the activities or through specific mechanisms established by the teaching staff. Each case will be studied and the specific procedure will be established according to the situation of each student.

Dates for handing in assignments in continuous assessment:

    Literary Criticism: 23 November 2023.

    Selection of 30 children's works for literary education in the classroom, for a primary school year: 7 December 2023.

    Elaboration of a literary writing corner: 14 December 2023

    Elaboration of a reflection on literary education: 21 December 2023

    Make-up: February 8th (rewriting of the assignments that do not reach the required minimum).

   In order to be able to go to make-up, 2/3 of the evaluation tasks must be completed. Make-ups will be graded out of 5.


    Remember that those who opt for the single assessment will have to do all the assignments individually and will have to have a personal interview withthe tutor.

    The % of each activity for the single assessment are as follows:

  • Literary Criticism 10%
  • Selection of 30 children's works for literary education in the classroom, for a primary school year 35%
  • Elaboration of a literary writing corner 20% (to be submitted via campus
  • Elaboration of a theoretical-practical reflection on literary education 25%
  • Individual interview10%

Submission of all assignments + interview: December 14

Make-up date: February 8th (rewriting of the assignments that do not reach the required minimum).

In order to be able to go to a make-up class, 2/3 of the evaluation assignments must be completed. The recoveries will be graded out of 5.

 The results of each of the evaluations will be returned to the students within a maximum period of three weeks after their submission and a review date will be offered within 10 days of their publication.

 According to UAB regulations, plagiarism or copying of any work will be penalised with a 0 as a mark for this work, losing the possibility of recovering it, whether it is an individual or group work (in this case, all members of the group will have a 0). If during the completion of an individual work in class, the teacher considers that a student is plagiarising or copying work, the grade will be 0.

Assessment Activities

Title Weighting Hours ECTS Learning Outcomes
Elaboration of a literary review (individual) 15% 0 0 1, 5, 12, 14, 3, 16, 6
Elaboration of a literary writing corner (group) 25% 0 0 1, 12, 7, 8, 14, 3, 17, 16, 2
Selection group corpus of children's books for a classroom grade 35% 0 0 4, 11, 10, 13, 14, 15
Theoretical and practical individual reasoned reflection on literary education 25% 0 0 1, 9, 11, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 2



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