ED 362 Methods of Teaching English/Language Arts: Middle School
3 credits, Fall
Examines middle level curriculum and instruction in the areas of English/language arts. Teacher candidates develop an understanding of state and national standards to design developmentally appropriate English/language arts programs to meet the varying abilities and learning styles of young adolescents. This course addresses the following topics: 1) Composing in a variety of modes for a particular audience and purpose, 2) Responding to text by employing personal experiences, 3) Evaluating the content, organization and language of text, and 4) Applying the conventions of Standard English in writing and speaking. Candidates observe, participate, and teach in school classrooms one day per week (ED 305F).