Undergraduate Course Catalog 2008-2009
COURSE: 05-471 Methods of Teaching Reading and the Integrated Language Arts, 4-9 (3)
This course examines the theories and practices appropriate for balanced reading and language arts instruction and assessment at the intermediate and middle school levels (4-9). The emphasis of the course is on learning important theories as a foundation for sound instruction and assessment decisions that will result in student proficiency with the English language and the ability to apply language and thinking skills to many different genres, concepts and situations. Effective reading and writing instructional strategies and assessments, including those that address the specific needs of second language learners, are modeled and practiced. This course also fulfills a part of the advanced writing requirement. Prerequisite: 2.75 GPA; Consent of Education Advisor; 05-240 and 05-353. Offered: Every semester.