sec535 | Graduate
English/language Arts Content And Curricular Knowledge
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Reading and Writing Strategies
- Evaluate strategies for developing skills in complex literary analysis and critical reading and thinking.
- Determine effective strategies for teaching various forms of writing and stages of the writing process.
- Analyze the use of a variety of writing assessments and rubrics to assess student progress or mastery.
- Examine strategies for teaching skills in research, speaking, and listening.
- Investigate written, oral, visual, digital, and multicultural literacy in a 21st century language arts classroom.
- Compare effective strategies for developing skills in reading comprehension and vocabulary.
Professional Development and Collaboration
- Determine strategies for using self-reflection to stay current and improve instructional practice.
- Examine the impact of family and personal experiences on the teaching and learning in an English and language arts classroom.
- Describe the importance of collaborating with parents, students, staff, and community to promote student learning.
- Compare professional resources and organizations for English and language arts educators.
History, Trends, and Content Knowledge in English Education
- Explore the history and theories of learning English at the middle and secondary levels.
- Examine English language structure, conventions, and skills, including grammar systems and semantics.
- Evaluate current themes and trends in the teaching of English.
- Summarize the current climate of social issues and accountability for teachers and students of English language arts.
- Investigate components and requirements for the English language arts content knowledge exam.
Standards, Curricula, and Assessments
- Analyze the scaffolding and progression of standards in English language arts for grades 6â12.
- Investigate content and pedagogy components of the National Council of Teachers of English Standards.
- Evaluate the use of various types of classroom assessments and data at different stages in planning instruction.
- Examine effective practices for developing rubrics for a variety of instructional activities.
- Examine strategies for using data and evidence-based practices to enrich and remediate curriculum.
Instructional Approaches and Strategies
- Determine effective strategies for promoting positive, inclusive, and culturally responsive learning environments in English and language arts classrooms.
- Evaluate effective and innovative instructional strategies and materials for teaching grades 6â12 English.
- Differentiate developmentally appropriate instructional methods for middle-level and secondary learners.
- Analyze strategies for differentiating instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners.
- Evaluate appropriate, research-based resources that support English and language arts instruction.
Integrating Literature, Technology, and Media
- Explore culturally diverse works of fiction and nonfiction across multiple genres for use in secondary classrooms.
- Examine literary academic language, literature analysis, and theories associated with various genres of literature, including American, British, and world literature commonly taught in grades 6â12.
- Determine media and digital tools and resources that align with content standards and promote active learning and critical thinking.
- Evaluate strategies for integrating technology and media into English and language arts curriculum and assessment.
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