2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Oct 29, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog
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EDUC 307 - Reading/Literacy in the Content Area

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FA, SP. This course examines the nature and function of literacy in the secondary curriculum. Specifically, this course will examine the reading and writing practices that support the ways of knowing and doing characteristic of secondary school subject areas. The course will include: analysis of the factors which affect comprehension and composition of content area materials, examining pedagogical strategies that support diagnosis as well as instruction in the literacy skills common to all content areas, strategies for supporting full participation and inclusion of students who display the wide range of ability found in the average secondary classroom, exploring the relationship between discipline based inquiry, literacy development, and educational goals and practices. There is a field placement component as part of this class that is outside the normal class meeting time, during the local secondary school days. Prerequisites: EDUC 302  /EDUC 303   or permission of the department chair. May also be taken concurrently with EDUC 302/303.



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