Dec 10, 2022  
Fitchburg State University 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
Fitchburg State University 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDUC 3025 - Teaching English Language Arts & Literacy in Middle School

3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Fall.

This course provides teacher candidates opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of effective middle school teachers of English Language Arts with a focus on the nature of language and language and literacy growth of young adolescents. Emphasis is placed on the meaning and importance of language arts and literacy, as well as on the characteristics of middle school students, which affect and are affected by the language arts and literacy program and which include: English Language Learners, young adolescents with disabilities and special needs, young adolescents from diverse socio-economic backgrounds, from diverse linguistic backgrounds, and from multicultural backgrounds. Elements of writing, speaking, listening, reading, viewing, and visually representing are stressed. Curricular approaches and instructional strategies of successful language arts and literacy programs are emphasized. A field experience is an integral part of the course. A pre-practicum of 20 hours is required. Required for all Middle School Education Majors.

Prerequisite(s): Successful passage of Stage One Education Unit Review.

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