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2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDUC 222 - Best Practices in Literacy: Grades 4-8

(3 credits)
This course is designed to assist students in understanding the language and literacy process as it applies to teaching in the middle school. Particular attention is paid to reading and writing in the content areas and instructional strategies to support students’ literacy development. The course will focus on ways in which reading, writing, speaking, and listening are developed and used within the learning of discipline-specific curriculum including adaptations for culturally diverse and exceptional learners. The course develops connections between knowledge of the literacy process, using language to support learning, and effective instruction incorporating reading and writing. Students will complete eight hours of field experience in an area school or educational setting. Required clearances will be needed to participate in field experiences.