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Curriculum Constructs And Assessment: English/language Arts

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This course explores the application of basic instructional methods to the content area of English/language arts. Participants identify the educational needs of students by exploring current instructional theory, models, strategies, and standards as they relate to instruction, assessment, and accountability. Social issues that impact reading, listening, speaking, and writing in the classroom are discussed. The course also helps current and prospective educators develop skills in selecting and adapting delivery methods and behavior management plans for diverse individual students and student populations.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    English/Language Arts Standards

    • Understand the progression of K-12 standards in English and language arts

    Envisioning the English/Language Arts Professional

    • Describe the role and function of an English/language arts professional

    Lesson Planning and Assessment

    • Utilize standards to create lesson plans and develop units of study
    • Analyze the elements of an effective lesson plan that integrates assessment strategies
    • Identify assessment tools and the academic areas they measure

    Factors that Impact English/Language Arts Instruction

    • Define the developmental differences between students and how this impacts lesson design and instructional strategies
    • Identify strategies for promoting positive learning environments in English/language arts classrooms
    • Analyze instructional strategies that meet the learning needs of diverse students

    Teaching Reading

    • Examine strategies for building students’ comprehension and vocabulary skills in reading
    • Develop strategies for helping students become reflective readers

    Media and Technology in the English/Language Arts Classroom

    • Analyze the role of technology in English/language arts instruction
    • Develop strategies for establishing critical reading skills for various media
    • Analyze the influence of visual and print media in our society and its impact on learning

    Teaching Literature

    • Utilize standards to define the skills students must develop to read and to respond to a variety of texts critically
    • Develop strategies for expanding student literacy through the study of a wide variety of genre

    Teaching Writing

    • Define the developmental stages of writing
    • Analyze the elements of an effective writing workshop and adapt those elements to meet student needs
    • Analyze the use of rubrics in teaching and evaluating writing

    Reporting Student Achievement

    • Define methods for reporting student achievement

    English/Language Arts Curriculum

    • Examine course outlines for local education agencies (e.g., districts)

    Oral Language and Speech

    • Analyze the components of an effective speech
    • Create a rubric for evaluating speeches

    Federal Legislation and Accountability

    • Examine the implications of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act
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