EDU 50610 Methods of Teaching Language Arts and Children's Literature

The purpose of this graduate course is to develop competencies about the role of literature in linguistic and communication development. Candidates become familiar with a variety of strategies and materials, including technology to support the development of the following communication processes: listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing, visually representing, responding, and thinking. Topics explored include: English Language Arts curriculum development; the six-trait writing process; assessment; elements and genres of children’s literature; digital, print, contemporary, and classic children’s literature. Equity and diversity in literacy research and application will be examined.