Teaching Methods: Elementary Language Arts –

med552

(3 credits)

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 Representative.

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

Review

  • All objectives apply.

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