SEED 490L Methods of Teaching Secondary Language Arts

This course presents students with approaches to designing and teaching English language arts courses in middle and high schools. Through readings, activities, and field experiences, students will explore theories and methodologies for teaching secondary students topics such as phonics and fluency, analysis of fiction and nonfiction, written composition and research skills, history and conventions of standard English, vocabulary acquisition and use, and related technology tools. A focus will be on development and assessment of secondary students’ English language arts skills and their achievement of content standards for reading, writing, and language. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education and ENGL 120: College Composition II or ENGL 121H: Honors Composition II. Co-requisites: SEED 398B: Secondary Methods Block Field Experience I or SEED 398C: Secondary Methods Block Field Experience II. This course is part of the university’s Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing in the Disciplines Program. Fall.