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San Jose State University Children Books Analysis

San Jose State University Children Books Analysis

Question Description

Follow is the requirement and please follow the requirement.

Purpose: The purpose of this activity is to give you the opportunity to examine the kinds of books read to children or read by children and young adolescents and to consider the implicit and explicit messages they absorb from this literature about the values their society holds. You should understand the role of context in the growth and development of children and adolescents and their socialization by family, community, society, and culture.

Task: You should make an in-depth analysis of five of the children’s books from the list below. You should analyze three of the books listed for younger children and two of the books listed for older children. These books are on reserve at King Library under Connell ChAD 168.

Objectives: Your analysis of these books should include identifying the ways in which the books implicitly or explicitly communicate society’s values and views regarding the following concepts. You will need to select four of these values and concepts.

  1. Altruism, empathy, or kindness.
  2. Personal responsibility for the consequences of one’s actions.
  3. Display of aggression
  4. Resolution of interpersonal conflict (i.e., conflict between people)
  5. Maturity demands (autonomy/decision-making) made of children/adolescents
  6. Competition versus cooperation
  7. Gender socialization/gender roles
  8. Culture, cultural roles, or cultural conflict
  9. Adult roles and responsibilities towards children/adolescents
  10. Stereotypes and prejudice
  11. Fear and anxiety
  12. Friendship and Loyalty

Book List

These books are on reserve at the SJSU King Library under Connell ChAD 168.

Age Author Title

Young Bunting, Eve One Green Apple

Young Choi, Yangsook The Name Jar

Young Coleman, Evelyn White Socks Only

Young Crimes, Carolyn Don’t Need Friends

Young Henkes, Kevin Wemberly Worried

Young Lovell, Patty Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon

Young Ludwig My Secret Bully

Young McKee, David Elmer and the Stranger

Young Polacco, Patricia The Junkyard Wonders

Young Raina, Queen of Jordan The Sandwich Swap

Young Ross, Tony I Want to Win (A Little Princess Story)

Young Scotto, Thomas Jerome by Heart

Young Woodson, Jacqueline Each Kindness

Young Williams, Vera A Chair for My Mother

Older Applegate, Katherine Wishtree

Older Erskine, Kathryn Mockingbird

Older Kadohata, Cynthnia Kira – Kira

Older Kormon, Gordon Restart

Older O’Brien, Annemarie Lara’s Gift

Older Schmidt, Gary D. The Wednesday Wars

Older Williams- Garcia, Rita One Crazy Summer

Older Woodson, Jacqueline Harbor Me

Technical Aspects of the Paper:

The paper should be double-spaced typed, with one-inch margins and times/times new roman 12-point font. The paper should be 6 pages in length (excluding the title and reference page). Spend about half a page on question (a), about 3-4 pages on question (b) and 1 – 2 pages on question (c). The paper must be organized by the values and concepts, not by book.

Content of the Paper:

(a) Identify the five books you analyzed and the four values/concepts you selected from the list. Describe why/how you selected the books and why/how you selected the values.

(b) This section of the paper should be organized by the four values/concepts not by the books. Compare and contrast how these values/concepts were dealt with in two or more of the five books you analyzed for each of the four themes. Do not expect to find evidence of all the themes in each of the books. You should indicate specific episodes, passages, illustrations, or themes from the books that reflect how these values/concepts you have selected are treated in the story. Direct quotes are not necessary (avoid them). Briefly discuss similarities and differences among the examples you analyzed for each theme. Make sure you address each book at least once in your examples of the values.

(c) Respond to the following sets of questions:

1) Summarize what you think children are being taught about the world they live in through these books (e.g., families, communities, society);

2) How do you think a child from a different cultural background would respond to these books (are the concepts, values universal)? How do you think a child from a disadvantaged background (low income, maltreatment, developmental disability) would respond to these books (are these concepts, values applicable to everyone’s lives)? Make sure you address each book individually in your response to this question. ;

3) Which books would you want to read to children in your care and why? Which ones would you choose not to read to children in your care and why? Make sure you address all 5 books individually in your response to this question. ;

4) What book not on this list would you read to a young child in your care – briefly describe the book (title, author, plot – and say why you would select this book; make sure you list which of the values listed above it illustrates)?; and

5) Finally, describe how you think that all of these books can affect the values that children and adolescents have.

For Section B and questions c2 and c3, be sure to cite and discuss all 5 books at least once in your response to that question or section.

Rubric

Essay 3 Rubric

Essay 3 Rubric

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeInformation Regarding Books

4.0 pts

Full Marks – Clearly identifies all 5 books, includes 3 younger and 2 older children books. Gives a thorough overview of why and how books were selected. Clearly identifies 4 values and describes how they were chosen.

3.0 pts

Has all required information but needs more thorough explanation or contains information that is not required in the introduction

2.0 pts

Missing one piece of required information

1.0 pts

Missing 2 pieces of required information

0.0 pts

No Marks – No required information was included in the introduction

4.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeBooks and Values

12.0 pts

Full Marks – Perfection

– Discusses four values and includes clear and specific examples of the values (using episodes/passages from at least 2 of the 5 books for each value). The student provides examples from the books that clearly illustrate the value (i.e., makes the connection between the value and the book example). Does not retell the story in order to illustrate the value. For each value describes the similarities and differences across the books cited.

10.0 pts

Almost complete

Discusses four values and includes clear and specific examples of the values (using episodes/passages from at least 2 of the 5 books for each value). Most of the examples the student provides from the books that clearly illustrate the value (Does not retell the story in order to illustrate the value. For some examples only explain similarity OR differences of the examples.

8.0 pts

Good

Discusses four values and includes clear examples of the values (using episodes/passages from at least 2 of the 5 books for each value). The student provides some examples from the books that clearly illustrate the value, but not consistently. Author might retell too much of the story for some of their examples. For all of the values describes the similarities OR differences across the examples but does not do both.

6.0 pts

Missing information

Discusses four values and includes examples of the values, although a few values are not clearly identified. Provides a few examples that are not appropriate or concise or may only have one examples of one of the values. Writer may also consistently retell too much of the stories to illustrate a value. Writer may not included any similarities or differences between the examples

4.0 pts

Missing a significant amount of required information

1. Writer may only have one example for each of the values 2. The paper is organized by book and not by value and therefore is not complete and is missing comparison and contrast 3. Most of the examples of the values provided are not appropriate examples. 4. There are only 3 values in this section

2.0 pts

Unacceptable

Less than 2 values are discussed and those examples are missing a significant amount of required information as well.

12.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCritical Thinking and Questions

8.0 pts

Full Marks – Thoughtfully describes comments/opinions about what student thinks children are being taught about the world through these books. All questions from the activity guidelines are thoroughly answered.

7.0 pts

Almost complete

One question or response needs more explanation or information. Writer may not have addressed all 5 books for question 2 OR question 3.

6.0 pts

Good

All questions from the activity guidelines are answered, but not thoroughly or thoughtfully enough or question 2 AND 3 were not answered for all 5 books.

5.0 pts

missing minimal info

One question was not answered or addressed at all

4.0 pts

Missing more information

2 questions were not answered at all

3.0 pts

Missing 3 questions

2.0 pts

Missing 4 questions

0.0 pts

Missing all the required information

8.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeFormatting, APA, and general writing style

5.0 pts

Full Marks

Accurate use of APA style (referencing, citations, page set-up). Book titles are in italics. Follows paper format guidelines and has no grammar/spelling errors. Writing is organized and clear.

4.0 pts

Almost perfect

Generally uses correct APA format (references, citations, title page) but there may be one or two minor errors. There could also be a few spelling and grammatical errors throughout the paper

3.0 pts

Minor errors

Consistent but minor errors with APA style. Few paper format or writing errors. Some spelling and/or grammatical errors but writing is generally organized and clear.

2.0 pts

Some errors

Major errors in APA formatting – missing title page, reference page. Major errors in spelling and grammar throughout the paper.

1.0 pts

Many errors

Significant problems with APA style AND many grammatical problems. Does not follow paper format guidelines as well.

0.0 pts

Unacceptable

No organization in the paper and there was significant writing problems. Professor was unable to comprehend information presented in the paper

5.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeBooks for the AssignmentStudent chooses the appropriate books for this assignment.

1.0 pts

Full Marks

All books were appropriate

0.0 pts

No Marks

One or more of the books chosen were not appropriate or the student used fewer than 5 books for section B.

1.0 pts

Total Points: 30.0

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