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Literacy Methods for Teaching the Intermediate Grades
Credits: 4 cr.
Literacy Methods for Teaching the Intermediate Grades is a course that explores theories, methods, and materials used to develop children’s literacy, with an emphasis on reading, writing, and speaking in grades 3 through 6. The course assumes that effective teachers of language arts are knowledgeable, literate and curious people who develop and maintain a classroom community in which they and their students learn together. Throughout the term, in traditional class meetings as well as in the field-based Literacy Lab, the learning emphasis is placed on assisting students to use listening, speaking, reading and writing for acquiring information, developing understandings, constructing responses to texts in various forms, thinking critically about language, participating in self-assessment, and developing social interactions that support learning.
EDUC 5070, 5800; INDI 5440.