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2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

LITY 600 Foundations of Literacy in the Classroom

3 credits 42.0 hours
600 level graduate course

Literacy is the foundation for student achievement regardless of the subject matter. This course provides K-8 educators with tools and strategies needed to teach the foundational skills of reading, writing, speaking, listening and language using best instructional practices, differentiated instruction and formative/substantive assessment. Curriculum design and classroom organization to optimize learned best practice are examined. Each participant contributes to the group’s learning by researching teaching skills in one of the five foundational areas and presenting that research to the class. Participants then practice teaching skills from each foundational area in both small group and individual mock scenarios and develop lesson plans and classroom design models that enhance instruction and learning.

Open to graduate students from the Division of Continuing Studies.
This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course may not be audited.
This course cannot be taken pass/fail.