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2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog
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EDC 270 - Elementary Methods: English Language Arts

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Emphasizes the application of theories, methods, and techniques for teaching English Language Arts (ELA) and Literacy in grades 1-8. Includes standards-based instruction, elements of effective instruction, differentiation, 21st century skills, technology, and assessment.

Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Summarize the developmental stages of literacy. (Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) 1)
  2. Develop congruent learning objectives. (InTASC 4)
  3. Design lesson plans for ELA. (InTASC 4, 7)
  4. Identify methods to assess literacy development. (InTASC 6)
  5. Integrate 21st century learning into lessons. (InTASC 5; International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 5)
  6. Explain the content standards for ELA. (InTASC 4)

  1. Content Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy
    1. Standards-based planning
    2. Anchor standards and grade-specific standards
    3. Balance of informational and literary text
    4. Text complexity
  2. Effective Teaching
    1. Applying learning theories
    2. Strategy instruction
    3. Integrated learning
    4. 21st century skills
    5. Organizing for instruction
  3. Essential Elements of Instruction
    1. Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy
    2. Learning objectives
    3. Lesson components
  4. Differentiated Instruction
    1. Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
    2. Differentiation by content, process, and/or product
    3. Tiered activities
    4. Grouping for instruction
  5. Assessment
    1. Formative
    2. Summative
    3. Portfolio assessment
    4. High-stakes
  6. English Language Arts (ELA) Instruction
    1. Content knowledge
    2. Balanced literacy
    3. Reading and writing processes
    4. Technology resources for ELA

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2020-2021

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