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B.S. in Actuarial Science

Otterbein University Course Catalogs

2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 
    Aug 14, 2020  
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

EDUC 5380 - Literacies for Young Adolescents

Hours: 4
This course introduces participants to the theories and practices of teaching reading and writing in the middle grades. It is grounded in and builds on knowledge and understanding of the linguistic foundations of literacy learning and of young adolescent development. The emphases of the course are the multiple psychological and social processes that contribute to reading comprehension and the methods, techniques, and materials of instruction that promote and motivate students’ comprehension of texts in all content area classes. This course also stresses the thinking and decision-making processes teachers use to ensure high-quality literacy learning environments and instruction that allows young adolescents to experience authentic interactions and transactions with text. Clock Hours: 25 field hours required.