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Spring 2014
Nov 24, 2015
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ED 641 - Secondary Method: Making English Meaningful, 7-12

Course Description: This course provides the beginning teacher with an opportunity to explore content specific issues, strategies for curriculum design, pedagogical methods and lesson planning facilitating meaningful learning for secondary students in English Language Arts (ELA). Collegial interaction to encourage high achievement in literacy for all secondary students (including youngsters with disabilities and special health-care needs) will be emphasized and an opportunity provided to explore instructional uses of technology (including assistive technology) to acquire information, to communicate and to enhance learning. Formal and informal assessment of the integrated strands of reading/writing/listening/speaking, including various types of literacy assessments (teacher-designed and state-wide standards-based assessments) will be introduced as well as procedures to utilize this assessment data in order to differentiate instruction for a wide range of student needs. Analysis of literary elements/techniques ("form follows meaning") will be central to building skills in teaching poetry, the short story, the novel, the Shakespearean and contemporary play, the research project, the newspaper and non-fiction. Students will practice presenting genre-based ELA micro-lessons with interdisciplinary connections for peer/instructor feedback. Fieldwork is required.

Course Rotation: TBA.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Tutorial

Education Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     

Pre-requisite for ED 641

General Requirements:
Course or Test: ED 640
Minimum Grade of B
May not be taken concurrently. )

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