Department of Language and Literature

Course Descriptions

ENG 456: Teaching Writing and Language in Middle and Secondary Schools (3)

*10 clinical hours
*Prerequisite: Must be taken before ENGL/EDU 373, ENGLG 473, or EDU 465
*Offered each semester
Theories and practices of teaching writing in middle and secondary school English language arts classrooms. Emphasis on integrating a wide range of writing activities into the classroom and on improving students' abilities as writers. Approaches to, and practice in, integrating reading, writing, speaking, listening and technology skills into classroom units of instruction.

ENG 471: Teaching Reading and Literature in Middle and Secondary Schools (3)

*10 clinical hours
*Prerequisite: Must be taken before ENGL/EDU 373, ENGLG 473, EDU 465
*Offered each semester
Theories and practices of teaching reading in middle and secondary school English language arts classrooms. Emphasis on teaching a wide variety of texts commonly taught in middle and secondary schools (literary and non-literary, print and non-print) and on improving students' abilities as readers of those texts. Approaches to, and practice in, integrating reading, writing, speaking, listening and technology skills into classroom units of instruction.

ENG 473: Methods of Teaching English in the Middle and Secondary Schools (3)

*30 clinical hours
*Cross Ref: EDUG 473
*Prerequisite: ENGL 356/ENGLG 456 and ENGL 371/ENGLG 471; capstone course for the English education major, building on and expanding on material covered in ENGL 356/ENGLG 456 and ENGL 371/ENGLG 471
*Offered each semester
Theories and practices of teaching in middle and secondary school English language arts classrooms, with an emphasis on integrating reading, writing, speaking, listening and technology skills into effective lessons and units.

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