COURSE: 53-325 Special Methods: Teaching English/Language Arts in Grades 6-12 (3)|
This course focuses on instructional methods and techniques used to differentiate the curriculum in English/Language Arts. This course addresses issues related to multiple uses of literature and approaches to literary interpretation; the philosophical and theoretical basis underlying the uses of reading and writing in the English classroom; the interrelations of reading, writing, listening, and speaking; methods by which writing and reading can be used to support the study of various genres as inquiry; and other issues (grammar, syntax) relevant to the English teacher. Particular emphasis is placed on standards-based lessons as well as measurement tools used to measure student progress. Attention is given to recognizing common student misperceptions. Prerequisite: 2.75 GPA; Consent of Education Advisor. This is a pre-service course. Candidates should have completed most of their required major courses prior to taking this class.