EDUC 218: Teaching Reading and Language Arts

A course designed to study the basic theories, approaches and methods of teaching reading and language arts using a balanced literacy approach. This course will include explicit instruction on comprehension skills and strategies to build student understanding using a variety of text and trade books. Students will develop an understanding of the reading/writing link and the importance of the writing process. Students will learn to plan, organize and implement literacy instruction as well as support the learner’s development of oral and written language skills. Emphasis will be placed on guided reading and small group instruction to meet the needs of all students at their instructional level.

  • 3 credits
  • $15 materials fee