Undergraduate Course Catalog 2008-2009

COURSE: 54-353 Instructional Strategies and Learning Communities for Teaching Reading and the Integrated Language Arts, P-3 (3)
This course examines the theories and practices appropriate for balanced reading and language arts instruction and assessment at the primary levels (P-3).  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 in typical and atypical language development situations and the ability to apply language and thinking skills to many different genres, concepts and situations.  Effective reading, writing, speaking and listening instructional strategies, including those that differentiate instruction and assessment to meet the needs of individual learners and the specific needs of second language learners, will be modeled and practiced.  Prerequisite: 2.75 GPA; Consent of Education Advisor; 54-242. Offered: Every Semester.