toward teaching children's literature, again
If I go with teaching book reviewing, then there will need to be some prep for that. The text by Horning, From Cover to Cover, is terrific, and it's from 1997. Here's a post from a blogger describing how it has been helpful despite changes over time in the children's book world: http://blog.schoollibraryjournal.com/teacozy/2010/09/13/review-from-cover-to-cover/
Many syllabi teach book reviewing, as I have done in the past, but book trailer creation has a similar thought process behind it, only with different creative media.
I've been interested to see the range of approaches out there in terms of syllabi as well:
And this is a resource I'll share in class for the "Controversy" week: