Course Overview

Prerequisites: Admission to the program; ELEM 2301 Children’s Literature; ELEM 3301 Integrated Literacy and Language I Co-requisite: ELEM 4200 Field Experience III. This course focuses on effective literacy instruction in the upper elementary grades (4-6). Teacher candidates will learn how to plan and implement instruction for all learners that continue the development of reading and writing in a balanced literacy setting with emphasis on fluency, vocabulary development, and comprehension in expository and informational texts. Content includes, but is not limited to, major approaches for teaching literacy, effective strategies for differentiating literacy instruction, teaching students how to effectively read and comprehend complex texts, systematic assessment of reading and writing, and an introduction to critical literacy.

Course Details

  • Course credit hours: 3