Warren Wilson College Catalog 07-08

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EDU 321 Reading/Language Arts Curriculum K-6 4cr

This course focuses on students’ gaining knowledge and experience for effectively teaching literacy to diverse learners in grades K-6. Through course readings, discussions, and experiential learning, students will have opportunities to connect theory and research to best practices in teaching speaking, listening, viewing, reading, and writing. Special emphasis will be given to linking assessment to instruction. Students will gain familiarity with use of technology tools and the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. Participants will develop expertise with lesson planning, literature unit development and facilitation of writer’s workshop. In the co-requisite Literacy Fieldwork K-6 course students will spend two hours per week in a K-6 classroom during Language Arts instruction. Co-requisite: EDU 335 Literacy Fieldwork K-12