Teaching Literacy in the Intermediate Grades (3-6)

Teaching Literacy in the Intermediate Grades (3-6)
Information and skills needed to make informed decisions about literacy instruction and evaluation. Establishing an effective 3-6 grade classroom literacy environment.
EL ED
443
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesEL ED 333; Concurrent enrollment in El Ed 442.
 TaughtFall, Winter
Course Outcomes

Professional Identity

Teacher candidates will engage in personal reflection to develop a professional identity and engage collaboratively with learners, families, colleagues, community members and demonstrate the highest ethical standards of the teaching profession. (See ILA Standard 6)

Assessment

Teacher candidates will be able to administer, score, and interpret a variety of assessmeents appropriate for use in screening, diagnostic, monitoring, & outcome literacy assessments in intermediate grades. (ILA Standard 3)

Literacy Environment

Teacher candidates will be able to identify and evaluate key aspects of an effective literacy environment in an intermediate classroom. (See ILA Standard 5)

Instruction

Teacher candidates will be able to plan and implement intermediate grade literacy instruction for whole class, small groups, and indivdiual students (e.g., read aloud, shared reading, guided reading, independent reading, shared writing, independent writing). (See ILA Standard 2)

Learner Development

Teacher candidate will plan and implement intermediate grade literacy instruction that is linked to student backgrounds across a variety of diverse characteristics. (See ILA Standard 4)

Curriculum

Teacher candidates will use foundational knowledge to design and/or implement instruction that develops intermediate grades students' comprehension, fluency, vocabulary, writing, and content area literacy skills. (See ILA Standard 2)