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Spring 1-15-2020


Course Description: Students in this course examine developmental and pedagogical principles of language and literacy development and explore best-practices in curriculum and instruction for promoting language and literacy skill acquisition for a diverse population of students. Techniques and strategies are presented for addressing the diverse language and literacy needs of students with disabilities, English Language Learners, and students at risk for school failure at thesecondary level. Candidates will also examine reading and writing levels, formative evaluation strategies, motivational influences, uses of relevant technology and individual and group strategies for supporting language and literacy skill development.Fieldwork is required in the course that includes assessing students, planning interventions, progress monitoring, interviewing school personnel and collaborating with colleagues in the class.