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EDUC 545 Content Literacy in the Elementary Classroom
This course extends candidates’ understandings and applications of the foundational knowledge, elementary instructional strategies, and curriculum materials effective in integrating literacy into the content areas. Attention is given to seminal and historic studies in literacy and the content areas; the use of a wide range of curriculum materials, technology, and assessment tools to evaluate and meet the needs of all students across skill levels, content areas, and cultural and linguistic backgrounds; and methods to motivate all students. This course encourages candidates to develop as reflective educators and focuses on professionally developing the candidate as a reading specialist who leads and assists colleagues to expand their uses of knowledge-based practices when teaching across the content areas.
Prerequisite: Degree graduate student status.
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