Course Catalog

UGRD > EDC G > 417

App Res Lang&Lit Dev

This course explores and challenges generally held assumptions about teaching and learning of literacy for students N-8. It provides an opportunity to study research findings, best practices, and current trends in the teaching of literacy acquisition; to develop practical methods for applying those findings and encouraging thoughtful reading, writing, speaking, and listening; and to become familiar with resources that support these activities. Particular attention is given to working effectively with culturally and linguistically diverse students in urban settings. The field component of the course provides for observation and critique of various kinds of classroom practices in urban schools in the Greater Boston area.

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