EDU 3054 – Instructional Strategies and Content Area Literacy for Learners in Middle and Secondary Schools

Familiarizes the teacher education student with the cognitive and linguistic foundations of literacy development with an emphasis on language development of the middle and secondary school student. Various programs of reading and language arts instruction are viewed, but the whole language method is emphasized. In addition, the course emphasizes instructional methods which support learning in middle and/or secondary school environments. The teacher education student will construct integrated learning experiences which foster language development and promote increased communication skill in reading, writing, and speaking. Students learn about integrating literacy activities with content area learning in specific subject areas such as mathematics, history, biology, English, foreign language, and other subject areas of middle and secondary school environments. Study of texts, both fiction and non-fiction, written for adolescents and/or young adults is emphasized. Requires 8 field hours and lab. Prerequisite: Admission to Education Program or permission of instructor. IV