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Final Exam - 30%
Language Arts Lesson Plan 1 - 20%
Language Arts Lesson Plan 2 - 20%
Literacy Project - 30%
Oral Presentation - 10%
Developing skills and competencies to assist students in to developing an understanding of children's writing, listening, speaking and print awareness as prerequisite skills for reading; developing skills in creating an environment where literacy flourishes; describing theory of language emergence for young children with and without disabilities. Also, course will focus more on how to assess these elements of reading, writing and speaking and plan for instruction within a whole class setting. Classroom management techniques will also be demonstrated throughout the course as specific.
Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. Recognize and value the integrated nature of effective language arts instruction and identify resources and practices for creating a language-rich and print rich environment.
2. Argue the process of reading, writing and listening as interactive involving reader, text, and contextual factors
3. Describe the components of a complete literacy program including a print rich environment, reading, small group (e.g. guided) reading, independent reading, creative writing and speaking.
4. Explain principles of scientifically-based languages arts research that addresses reading, writing, and speaking components including phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
5. Apply components of fostering language arts comprehension and metacognition in teaching plans.
6. Assemble various methods for classroom measurement for language art instruction especially to allow for differentiation of prior knowledge