ELED 310-003 LANGUAGE ARTS INSTRUCTION Introduces the processes of communication and strategies for promoting growth in these areas in the elementary and middle school. Emphasis on language acquisition, oral and written language development, viewing, diverse language learners, and the relationship of language proficiency to literacy development. Field experiences and reflective evaluation included. Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program. Co-requisite: ELED 309. Three hours per week.
REED 518-601 DIVERSITY AND LITERACY Explores the relationship between mainstream literacy and students who are traditionally marginalized by their diverse learning needs as well as by socioeconomic, political and cultural factors. Investigates local educational reforms for at-risk readers and their families. Three hours per week.
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