EDC545 - Teaching Language Arts and the Writing Process

This course prepares students to plan specific practical strategies for challenging and extending student writing, spelling, and grammar usage, grades K-12. Students will be training in utilizing data from writing assessments in order to better plan instruction for diverse learners and for promoting 21'st Century critical thinking and research skills when reading and writing. Specific consideration will be paid to instructional methods that are effective for English language learners including use of technology and Web 2.O tools. The relationship between reading, language and writing skill development will be studied across grade levels. Universal Design will be utilized when planning instruction for a case study student. Effective approaches for standards-based writing instruction will be studied. Students will be encouraged to use specific web-resources to expand their knowledge of the needs of writers from all grade levels and to use technological resources to motivate student writers.

PREREQUISITE(S): EDC403 and EDC498.

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