Methods Of Teaching Elementary Language Arts –


(3 credits)

Students explore the theories, models, and strategies for teaching and learning the components of the language arts program for elementary school. Students are given the opportunity to acquire knowledge and to apply strategies for teaching reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and visual representing.
This graduate-level course is weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

Teaching Writing Fundamentals

  • Analyze the connection between reading and writing.
  • Demonstrate how to teach the writing process.

Teaching Reading Fundamentals

  • Apply the fundamentals of the reading process to teaching reading.
  • Integrate aesthetic and efferent reading across the curriculum.
  • Describe strategies to foster children's interest in literacy.

Listening and Speaking in the Classroom

  • Apply strategies on using speech and listening as a learning tool in the classroom.
  • Analyze the use of conversations as a learning tool.
  • Explain the purpose of effective speaking.
  • Differentiate among aesthetic, efferent, and critical listening.
  • Identify methods used to adapt effective listening techniques.

Learning and Teaching Language Arts

  • Identify technology resources as tools for teaching language arts.
  • Analyze the influence of instructional approaches for integrating the language arts.
  • Determine appropriate strategies for teaching language arts and best practices.
  • Analyze the implications of language learning and culture.

Assessing Language Arts

  • Evaluate methods of monitoring student's progress in language arts.
  • Develop differentiated instruction in language arts.
  • Compare assessment tools in language arts.

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