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2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

LIT 507 - Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas

Catalog Year 2013-2014

In this course candidates will come to understand the modes of learning in specific subject areas; the ideologies that drive those subject areas; the roles and strengths and drawbacks of textbooks and other materials; the place of technology and assessment in content area literacy; and the nature of truth as witnessed in biographies and autobiographies. Candidates will gain knowledge regarding specific literacy strategies for building comprehension, constructing meaning, acquiring content-specific vocabulary; using literature for interest and knowledge building; writing in the content areas; speaking, listening, and reviewing in the content areas, and developing study skills strategies. The role of motivation, prior knowledge, and the importance of a metacognitive approach to learning will be stressed. The use of content area specific strategies as practices to support learning of students with special needs will also be addressed throughout the course.

PREREQ: Graduate standing.
credit: 3