Social Justice within Childrens Liturature

| December 7, 2015

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Social Justice within Childrens Liturature

Order Description
(essay question)
Might childrens liturature be considered a genre that inspires social justice?
To what extent and how so or not?

The two books (not movie) used are Charlotte’s Web and Robin Hood
EAC 273:
Children’s Literature – Major Paper
The major paper is worth 20% of your final mark in the course. It should be:
• 1800-2500 words
• double-spaced,
• MLA proper essay format,
• and submitted to the Blackboard drop box by the due date indicated on your addendum (by midnight EST). The drop box utilizes “safe assign” plagiarism software, so make sure that you cite the texts you use (and/or peer-reviewed articles only!) correctly

1. Might children’s literature be considered a genre that inspires social justice? To what extent and how so or not? Use any 1 work we’ve studied this term, and 1 other that may or may not have been one we’ve studied this term.
-Charlotte’s Web and Robin Hood

* The rubric I’ll use to grade paper is below.

Insufficient-limited Some Considerable Superior -Exemplary
Content (6 points)

Demonstrates knowledge of text with an
understanding of ideas, themes, and concepts
? demonstrates limited
knowledge of the texts and ideas, themes, concepts
? demonstrates adequate
knowledge of the texts and ideas, themes, concepts
? demonstrates considerable
understanding of the texts and ideas, themes, concepts ? demonstrates thorough
understanding of the texts and ideas, themes, concepts

Critical argument and thinking (9 points)

Formulates and refines a thesis that addresses the prompt

Integrates specific and compelling evidence from the text to support critical analysis

Explains, analyses, and
synthesizes ideas, themes, and concepts

? formulates a developing thesis that addresses the prompt
? provides some supporting evidence, but is occasionally vague or inappropriate
? provides explanation and shows some analysis of ideas

? formulates a reasonable thesis that meaningfully addresses the prompt
? integrates considerable and convincing supporting evidence
? shows considerable analysis and synthesis of ideas

? refines a thesis that addresses the prompt with insight
? integrates substantial and compelling supporting evidence
? shows thorough analysis and skillful synthesis of ideas

? formulates a limited thesis that refers to the prompt
? provides limited supporting evidence which is frequently vague or inappropriate
? provides limited explanation of ideas

Structure and Communication (5 points)
Organizes information and ideas with clarity and focus

Uses language and style
appropriate to purpose and audience (diction, voice, sentence structure, devices)

Uses correct language structures with its conventions of grammar,
usage, spelling, and punctuation – MLA

? frequent loss of focus and logical sequencing of ideas
? language and style are
frequently ineffective and demonstrate limited sense of audience and purpose
? errors frequently interfere with expression of ideas and/or frequently weaken impact of the essay

? occasional lapse(s) in focus and/or logical sequencing of ideas
? language and style are
occasionally ineffective, but demonstrate some sense of audience and purpose
? errors occasionally interfere with expression of ideas and/or weaken impact of the essay

? organization is clear, focused, and logical
? language and style are effective and demonstrate a considerable sense of audience and purpose
? errors do not significantly interfere with expression of ideas or weaken impact of the essay

? organizes information and ideas with a high degree of coherence and unity
? language and style are
sophisticated, well-crafted, and engaging with a strong sense of audience and purpose
? few errors do not interfere with expression of ideas or weaken impact of the essay
*Please note, as well, that the course outline for letter and percentage grade range specifics stipulates the following:

A+ 90% to 100%
A 80% to 89%
B+ 75% to 79%
B 70% to 74%
C+ 65% to 69%
C 60% to 64%
D+ 55% to 59%
D 50% to 54%
F 0% to 49% (Not a Pass)

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