English Teaching - ENT: Spring 2018
The courses listed on this page are for the Spring 2018 semester only.
For a complete list of courses offered for the Bachelor of Arts - English; English Teaching Option, please refer to the Course Catalog.
This course emphasizes various approaches to teaching reading and literature in grades 5-12. Students will explore text complexity, state/national ELA standards, reading assessment, fiction/non-fiction technology resources, and effective reading comprehension strategies (i.e. essential questions, literary lenses, collaborative conversations, literature circles, etc.). Through interactive lessons, students will develop best teaching practices for multiple literary genres, including prose, poetry, film, and other media. Students will design lessons to promote differentiated literacy instruction within the secondary ELA classroom.
This course is required for students pursuing secondary English major and minor teaching certificates.
Thursday 5:00PM - 7:50PM
ENT 441 Teaching Reading and Literature (UG) 3 cr. Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., ENT 439, admission to teacher education and consent of instructor.
Reading and writing are foundational to learning. Thoughtful and critical literacy practice enhances that foundation, giving learning a solid footing and strong base for continuing education both in and out of school. In this online course, we will study current research and best practices in writing and reading. Through reflection and application, we will build upon our own learning, developing our practice to best meet the literacy needs of students. Areas of focus will include writing and reading processes, writing workshops, writing portfolios, national and state standards, curriculum, and assessments.
ENT 547 counts as ENT 440 for people seeking secondary English licensure