ELED 300 Elementary Curriculum and Language Arts

Language arts in the elementary curriculum is examined with emphasis on contemporary views such as Common Core State Standard alignment. Resource acquisition methods are included, such as using Internet resources to access on-line lesson plans, instructional strategies, teaching units, and activity materials. Students prepare lesson and unit plans and may have the opportunity to teach language arts lessons in the elementary classroom. Students will be encouraged and supported to make connections between theory and practice as they observe and participate in elementary classrooms. This course is part of the elementary methods block in fall semester. This course is part of the university's Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing in the Disciplines program. Pre-requisite: Admission to Teacher Education and ENGL 120 -College Composition II or ENGL 121H - Honors Composition II. Co-requisite: Elementary Methods Block - Fall; ELED 398B - Methods Block Field Experience I or ELED 398C - Methods Block Field Experience II. Fall