SEED 3401 Language and Literacy in Urban School Contexts

3 hours recitation, 25 hours field experience; 3 credits

Current theories and methods of teaching literacy in grades 7-12 across all content areas. Includes planning and preparation of standards-based lessons, curricular units, and assessments that differentiate instruction in relation to language and literacy development and diversity. Focus on strategies in literacy that aid the teaching of students of diverse academic, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds and those with special needs in reading writing, and analyzing text. Study and analysis of the relationship between identity formation and reading, writing, and speaking. Continuation of portfolio development in support of state and national standards and in preparation for the New York State teacher licensure assessments. Field experience (25 hours) required.

Prerequisite: SEED 2001 and 2002.


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