Assignment - Written Assignment Learning Outcomes Assessed:
From one of the sub-genres of children’s literature discussed during the course, choose a modern/contemporary narrative and compare and contrast it with a story of a similar sub-genre from an earlier era. Discuss how (or whether) the conventions, tropes and motifs from the earlier story are transposed into the contemporary example and explain how they can be used to develop children’s literacy comprehension skills.
Criteria & Marking:
- Choose two stories (one contemporary, one traditional of similar sub-genres).
- Compare the use of the generic conventions, tropes and motifs in each story.
- Explain how these conventions, tropes and motifs assist children develop skills for literacy comprehension in the areas identified and discussed in course content. For example, but not limited to, deduction, prediction, inference, anticipation and analysis.
- Discuss how they might engage children’s interest and participation in stories.
This assessment task requires students to demonstrate they can:
- Identify the use of generic conventions, tropes and motifs in selected texts;
- Analyse some modern/contemporary stories’ use of traditional forms;
- Explain how conventions, tropes and motifs can be used to engage children and develop their literacy comprehension skills;
- Incorporate references to the relevant critical literature; and
- Use an appropriate level of scholarly writing and APA referencing.
This assessment item:
- is a school based activity
- is an individual activity
- does not include a self assessment activity