May 30, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

ED 343 - Literacy in Middle and High Schools

This course considers reading as a thinking process, and examines its connection to the acquisition of concepts in middle and high schools. Topics include the relationship between literacy and equity, the range of reading readiness in classrooms, the deficiencies of textbook presentations, content and disciplinary strategies, and the significance of multiple literacies. Students will reflect on personal experience, determine the readability of disciplinary resources, construct lesson plans, and develop curriculum in their content area. A field placement in a middle or high school is required.

Credits: 4

Prerequisites/Restrictions: ED-231 and (ED-271 or ED-251); Overall and Content Area GPA 3.0; Education Majors/Minors Only or by Permission of Instructor

Notes: Includes a 3 hour weekly field-placement in a public middle or high school.