Monday through Thursday, 10:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
Conceptual Framework Overview
The outcomes for graduates of professional programs are based upon knowledge, skills, and dispositions in the following elements:
Objectives The learner will:
Knowledge of English Language Arts
Standard 3. Candidates are knowledgeable about language; literature; oral, visual, and written literacy; print and nonprint media; technology; and research theory and findings.
Standard 3.5. Candidates demonstrate knowledge of, and uses for, an extensive range of literature.
Standard 3.6. Candidates demonstrate knowledge of the range and influence of print and nonprint media and technology in contemporary culture.
Standard 4 Creating a Literate Environment. Candidates create a literate environment that fosters reading and writing by integrating foundational knowledge, use of instructional practices, approaches and methods, curriculum materials, and the appropriate use of assessments. As a result, candidates:
Standard 4.2. Use a large supply of books, technology-based information, and non-print materials representing multiple levels, broad interests, cultures and linguistic backgrounds.
Standard 4.3. Model reading and writing enthusiastically as valued life-long activities.
Standard 4.4. Motivate learners to be life-long readers.
Candidates are familiar with, able to use, and recommend to students many reading materials based on different topics, themes, and a variety of situations and consisting of different types, including stories, poems, biography, non-fiction, many categories of literature written for children, and texts from various subject areas.
Domain I- English Language Arts and Reading
Competency 004 (Literacy Development)
The beginning teacher:
opportunities for children to listen and respond to a wide variety of children's literature, both fiction and nonfiction, and to interact with others about literature.
Competency 007 (Reading Comprehension)
Competency 005 (Reading Applications)
English Language Arts and Reading (8-12)
Domain II- English Language Arts and Reading
Final Exam-35 points
Literature Evaluations-40 points
Author Presentation-17 points
Participation/Bibliography -8 points
There will be one scheduled exam for this course. The format for the exam will be multiple-choice. A Scantron will be required for the exam. See the calendar for exam date.
Each week you will be required to bring books related to the literary genre discussed in class. See course calendar above. These books will be gathered in groups each week. Please keep track of the books you bring to class each week. Each group will be required to turn in a bibliography for each genre at the end of the term. See the course calendar for due dates. Bibliographies should be organized by genre using APA format. This will be discussed further in class. Groups that do not bring their books to class each week will lose participation points. Remember, if you are absent it is still your responsibility to help your group members collect books for the week.
A hard copy of each assignment is due no later than the date listed on the course outline/calendar.
Class Activities/Participation: Although the course requires a thorough understanding of the readings and assignments, participation in class discussions/activities will provide the basis for learning and assessment. Most sessions will be interactive in nature and difficult to “make up” if you miss. Class participation is essential to learning. Sharing of your ideas from personal experiences working with children and your ideas from the textbook information will benefit all of us. Please be ready to participate in class discussions and small group activities. A hard copy of each assignment is due no later than the date listed on the course outline/calendar.
“By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a ‘limited right’ in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The ‘limited right’ shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student’s work product in order to verify originality, authenticity, and educational <span class="scayt-misspell" data-scayt_word="purposes." "="" data-scaytid="7">purposes.” from Student Handbook