SCED-32500 Special Methods: Teaching English/Language Arts to Adolescents

This course focuses on instructional methods and techniques used to differentiate the curriculum in English/language arts. This course addresses issues related to multiple uses of literature and approaches to literary interpretation; the philosophical and theoretical basis underlying the uses of reading and writing in the English classroom; the interrelations of reading, writing, listening and speaking; methods by which writing and reading can be used to support the study of various genres as inquiry and other issues (grammar, syntax) relevant to the English teacher. Particular emphasis is placed on standards-based lessons as well as measurement tools used to measure student progress. Attention is given to recognizing common student misconceptions.