Winter 2014: Book Group

Topic: Reading/Literacy
Instructor: Jacinda Yonker
Method: Face to Face (WRK)
Sponsor: Medina County ESC
Location: Medina County Library

Course Description:

One focus is to examine the literary work already read for this class in various ways: A) individual reader response, B) the five elements of fiction; C) intended audience and purpose; D) methods to evoke reader interest; E) relation of title to subject matter; F) the historical, social and cultural context of setting; G) comparison/contrast of the fictional context with that of the participants' real school/community settings. A more global focus follows, with participants integrating their initial knowledge about a book topic with ideas from other participants and research from electronic/print sources. Last, the focus broadens to the class members themselves. A) Through modeling, they compose and practice analytical, inferential, evaluative, and synthesizing discussion points tht stimulate positive class conversations. B) They arrive at specific, individual criteria to evaluate the credibility of a literary work and will then be able to teach their students how to form their own criteria. C) Participants will learn to recognize certain rhetorical strategies used for persuasion in fiction/nonfiction and apply them to various ways to promote classroom interest in any book, such as book talking, book reviewing, and visual aids. Thus, the course focuses on the book, the ideas and skills of the participants and then instructional techniques for the classroom.

Cost: $150
Timespan of Course:
January 7, 2014 to March 4, 2014
Contact E-mail:

Meeting Times

  • Day and Time of Meeting: 
    Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 4:00pm to Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 4:00pm
    Location of Meeting: 
    Medina County Library 1907 Room (second floor) 210 S Broadway, Medina
Registration Information:

There is a $60 instructional fee for Medina County educators and a $120 fee for non-Medina County educators. Please contact Janelle Sailer to pre-register and pay the instructional fee( 330-723-6393 ext 135 or Registration for the Ashland credit will take place on the first day of class.

Course Number: 6190 Y1
Course Section Name: 14/GW 6190 Y1
Academic Term: 14/GW
Academic Level: GW
Credits: 1.00
Subject: EDU