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Teaching English in Secondary Schools
TCH ENG SECSCH
CLASS CODE: ENG 430 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: LANGUAGE & LETTERS
DEPARTMENT: ENGLISH
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Provides practical experience in developing strategies and lesson plans for teaching reading, writing, and literature in secondary schools. (Culminating class for English Education majors.)
DESCRIPTION: Provides practical experience in developing strategies and lesson plans for teaching reading, writing, and literature in secondary schools. (Culminating class for English Education majors.)
TOPICS: Strategies for and theories about teaching reading, writing, and literature; developing curricula; integrating reading, writing and critical thinking skills; relating language arts to personal experience and development.
OBJECTIVES:

  1. Learn how teachers use reading and writing (and other language arts) to help students make connections between the curriculum and life.
  2. Understand the concepts, assumptions, debates, and processes of inquiry that are central to the language arts.
  3. Understand levels of meaning in writing and reading.
  4. Understand that writing and reading are process-based activities that lead to learning.
  5. Explore the social, cultural, and historical significance of a variety of texts and connect them to students' experience.
  6. Understand how students' conceptual framework and misconceptions regarding an area of knowledge can influence their learning.
  7. Adopt principles of effective instruction.
  8. Create teaching materials that encourage students to recognize, question, and interpret ideas from diverse perspectives.
  9. Explore curriculum materials that acknowledge and address multiple levels of ability.
  10. Analyze a sample curriculum.
  11. Review a variety of formal and informal assessments for reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
  12. Explore the benefits and drawbacks of teaching using an interdisciplinary approach.
  13. Begin to develop a theory of language arts instruction.
REQUIREMENTS: Create multiple 5-10 minute lesson plans for teaching writing, reading, literature. Deliver two to four demonstrations on reading, writing, and literature. Read theory describing the teaching of writing, reading, and literature. Keep reading and dialogue journals. Prepare and demonstrate lesson plans adapted to student grade levels. Write a researched, personal teaching philosophy and a reflective essay on personal learning. Requires 32-40 pages of edited prose.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001