Jul 18, 2024  
2008-2009 Graduate Catalog 
2008-2009 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

GED 517 - Teaching Nonfiction in the Elementary Grades

The old adage, “first you learn to read, then you read to learn,” has often limited the literacy experiences of primary and elementary students to reading and writing fiction.  Become familiar with theory, methods and materials for exploring literacy across the curriculum with emergent and fluent elementary readers and writers.  The course will focus on nonfiction; topics will also include visual and critical literacies, defining and expanding notions of “text” and the development of text-sets, the role of children’s literature, and consideration of the Vermont Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities.  Participants will have an opportunity to create curriculum relevant to their teaching settings.

Credits: 3 cr.