Sociolinguistics, Literacies, Schools, and Communities


Literacy learning and development within a thriving community requires attention to the linguistic, cultural, and economic diversity of students. Within an era of state standardization and accountability, it is imperative to use a systems approach in education that unites homes, schools, and communities. Differentiating instruction to meet the needs of all students, including English Language Learners (ELLs) and other traditionally marginalized groups of students, is essential. This course will introduce students to sociocultural theories of literacy across settings. It will prepare students to analyze how race, ethnicity, class, gender, and language influence the development of literacy skills. We will develop a multifaceted view of literacy that is embedded within culture and acknowledges the influences of social institutions and conditions. Incorporates strategies for individual student needs based on background and prior experiences to deliver differentiated instruction and teaches students to set learning goals. Undergraduates must enroll in Educ. 314, while graduate students must enroll in Educ. 5114.
Course Attributes: EN H; BU BA; AS HUM; AS SD I; FA HUM; AR HUM; AS SC

Section 01

Sociolinguistics, Literacies, Schools, and Communities
INSTRUCTOR: Angela Kelly, Jennifer Riesenmy
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