This course, with an emphasis on 21st century literacies, is the second of three courses in a sequence of teaching reading and writing. The course reviews and elaborates on work from previous courses on children's acquisition of written language, examines approaches to teaching reading and writing more broadly, and focuses on sociocultural perspectives of literacy to affirm and challenge existing practices. Designed to develop effective teaching strategies and approaches to curriculum development in literacy, the course addresses components of the literacy curriculum that are aligned to learning experiences and outcomes. Incorporates strategies for individual student needs based on diverse cultural and language backgrounds to deliver differentiated instruction and teaches students to set learning goals. Strategic instructional skills are developed to engage students in the methods of inquiry and research with interdisciplinary approaches where appropriate. Use of formal and informal assessments are designed to guide instruction and improve learning activities followed by assessment analysis to determine effect of class instruction on individual and whole class learning. Strategies to understand how to communicate confidential student data and progress following ethical and legal protocols are developed. Researched-based models of critical thinking and problem- solving, including various instructional strategies and technology to support student engagement in higher level thinking skills are important components of the course. Prerequisite: Educ 4681 Enrollment Note: Undergraduate students must enroll in Educ. 470, and graduate students must enroll in Educ. 670.
Course Attributes: EN H; AS HUM; FA HUM; AR HUM