Teaching Methods: Elementary Language Arts –
In this course, participants explore the theories, models, and strategies for teaching and learning the components of the language arts program for elementary school. Participants are provided opportunities to acquire knowledge and to apply strategies for teaching reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and visual representing. Assessment in language arts is also examined.
This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.
Learning and Teaching Language Arts
- Analyze the implications of language learning and culture.
- Determine appropriate strategies for teaching language arts and best practices.
- Analyze the influence of instructional approaches for integrating the language arts.
- Identify technology resources as tools for teaching language arts.
Teaching Reading Fundamentals
- Describe strategies to foster children’s interest in literacy.
- Integrate aesthetic and efferent reading across the curriculum.
- Apply the fundamentals of the reading process to teaching reading.
Teaching Writing Fundamentals
- Demonstrate how to teach the writing process.
- Analyze the connection between reading and writing.
Listening and Speaking in the Classroom
- Identify methods used to adapt effective listening techniques.
- Differentiate among aesthetic, efferent, and critical listening.
- Explain the purpose of effective speaking.
- Analyze the use of conversations as a learning tool.
- Apply strategies on using speech and listening as a learning tool in the classroom.
Assessing Language Arts
- Compare assessment tools in language arts.
- Develop differentiated instruction in language arts.
- Evaluate methods of monitoring student’s progress in language arts
- All objectives apply.
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- While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Advisor.
- Although these courses are accepted by some state agencies in the United States toward teacher certifications and endorsements, this may not be the case in all states or foreign jurisdictions. If you plan to use this course for certification or endorsement, please check with your own state agency and your school district for applicability. Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student's choice. Continuing teacher education courses that are not part of a degree program are not intended to apply to degree programs at University of Phoenix.