Learning Resources

Required Resources

  • Course Text: Literature and the Child
    • Chapter 4, “Poetry and Verse”
    • Chapter 5, “Folklore: A Literary Heritage”
    • Chapter 6, “Fantastic Literature: Fantasy and Science Fiction” (you may skip “A Close Look at The Underneath,” pp. 199–203; “A Close Look at The Storm in the Barn” pp. 204-205; and “A Close Look at Incarceron,” pp. 212-213)

  • For this week’s Application, read:
    • *3–5 poems from one collection of poetry
    • *2 examples of folklore, each a different type
    • 1 fantasy or science fiction book from the following list:
      • Tuck Everlasting
      • Charlotte’s Web
      • James and the Giant Peach
      • Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
      • A Wrinkle in Time

*You may select examples from the booklists provided at the end of Chapters 4 and 5, or choose independently.

Optional Resources

  • Web Article: “Finding Humor Through Poems, Rhymes, and Stories” by Carolyn Ross Tomlin
  • Web Site: American Folklore Society
  • Web Site: NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children

Content Review


  • Respond to each item. Each response should be concise and between 2–3 paragraphs in length.
  • Use MS Word to write your responses, and submit your answers to all three questions in one Word document.
  • Copy and paste each question within the document, so that your Instructor can see which question that you are responding to.
  1. Summarize the characteristics of quality poetry. Then, explain whether your attitude toward poetry has changed based on what you have learned in this course, and if so, in what ways. Or, share your thoughts with regard to the value of making poetry a part of children’s lives.

  2. Galda, Sipe, Liang, & Cullinan state, “Creating stories is an essential part of being human” (2014, p. 163). How does the genre of folklore, in particular, illustrate this statement? Use at least three types of folklore to substantiate your response.

  3. Explain how the genres of fantasy and science fiction are alike and how they are different. How would you compare each of these genres with folklore? How would you summarize the “power” of all three genres?
Fountain Essays
Calculate your paper price
Pages (550 words)
Approximate price: -

Why Work with Us

Top Quality and Well-Researched Papers

We always make sure that writers follow all your instructions precisely. You can choose your academic level: high school, college/university or professional, and we will assign a writer who has a respective degree.

Professional and Experienced Academic Writers

We have a team of professional writers with experience in academic and business writing. Many are native speakers and able to perform any task for which you need help.

Free Unlimited Revisions

If you think we missed something, send your order for a free revision. You have 10 days to submit the order for review after you have received the final document. You can do this yourself after logging into your personal account or by contacting our support.

Prompt Delivery and 100% Money-Back-Guarantee

All papers are always delivered on time. In case we need more time to master your paper, we may contact you regarding the deadline extension. In case you cannot provide us with more time, a 100% refund is guaranteed.

Original & Confidential

We use several writing tools checks to ensure that all documents you receive are free from plagiarism. Our editors carefully review all quotations in the text. We also promise maximum confidentiality in all of our services.

24/7 Customer Support

Our support agents are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and committed to providing you with the best customer experience. Get in touch whenever you need any assistance.

Try it now!

Calculate the price of your order

Total price:

How it works?

Follow these simple steps to get your paper done

Place your order

Fill in the order form and provide all details of your assignment.

Proceed with the payment

Choose the payment system that suits you most.

Receive the final file

Once your paper is ready, we will email it to you.

Our Services

No need to work on your paper at night. Sleep tight, we will cover your back. We offer all kinds of writing services.


Essay Writing Service

No matter what kind of academic paper you need and how urgent you need it, you are welcome to choose your academic level and the type of your paper at an affordable price. We take care of all your paper needs and give a 24/7 customer care support system.


Admission Essays & Business Writing Help

An admission essay is an essay or other written statement by a candidate, often a potential student enrolling in a college, university, or graduate school. You can be rest assurred that through our service we will write the best admission essay for you.


Editing Support

Our academic writers and editors make the necessary changes to your paper so that it is polished. We also format your document by correctly quoting the sources and creating reference lists in the formats APA, Harvard, MLA, Chicago / Turabian.


Revision Support

If you think your paper could be improved, you can request a review. In this case, your paper will be checked by the writer or assigned to an editor. You can use this option as many times as you see fit. This is free because we want you to be completely satisfied with the service offered.