WRIT 355

Writing Children's Literature

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective January 25, 2000 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This class offers an introduction to writing children's literature in the genres of picture book, fiction, nonfiction and poetry in a workshop environment. Students examine works of guest authors and critique both published and student writings. Through activities and assignments, students have the opportunity to develop the unique craft and vision required to write quality children's literature. This course may be repeated for credit.

Learning outcomes


  • close reading of a variety of texts in the genres of picture book, fiction, nonfiction and poetry;
  • writing, revising and editing for a specific audience, purpose and situation;
  • thinking critically and strategically;
  • knowledge of and ability to apply a process of research, writing and revision to designing, writing, revising and submitting a proposal for a book as well as the contents for the book.

Fall 2020

Section Title Instructor
01 Writing Children's Literature McGhee, Alison Books Course details