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2016-2017 School of Graduate Studies Catalog 
2016-2017 School of Graduate Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDC 760 - Adolescent Literacy in the Disciplines

3 Credit(s) What strategies do effective middle and high school teachers use to engage students with complex content area texts and topics? Why do adolescents often have difficulty reading and writing content area texts? To address these questions, aspiring teachers in this course will learn how to: assess both students and texts and match them appropriately; select and teach academic vocabulary; plan reading and writing instruction that promotes disciplinary literacy and content-area learning. Participants will learn to adapt these strategies for a wide variety of learners and apply them in a range of classroom contexts. Three lecture hours per week. Field-based assignments are required.

Pre-requisites: EDC 115 Exploring Education; acceptance into the licensure program.