Perry Nodelman's general description of the tests and exams he gives in children's literature courses, along with some examples.
Perry describes a test involving in-class discussion in small groups followed by writing at home, and focusing on a consideration of the implications of having discussions about literature.
Perry's examination for a recent course in children's fiction.
An example of the form of examination Perry most often sets for children's literature courses, involving small group discussion and writing. This exam, for a picture book class, involves thinking, talking and writing about a book the students have not seen before which Perry provides at the beginning of the exam.
In a variation of this form of exam, the students must read and discuss a fairy tale, which is included with the exam and which they have not discussed prior to it. In this example, the tale is "Kate Crackernuts," from the British oral tradition, as retold by Perry himself.
In another version of this form of exam, this time for a course in Canadian children's literature, students have been asked to read a novel not yet discussed during the course as preparation for the exam.
Eliza Dresang's description of her philosophy for exams and how she runs them, along with some examples of questions and instructions.
Sue Gannon's description of a mid-term exam.