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BAST 345 - ELA Methods

5 credits

Admission to the BAST program.

This course is designed to facilitate candidate understanding of the English language, language development, and its diversity by focusing on: integrating reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing and thinking; the grammar of Standard American English including semantics, syntax, morphology, and phonology; understanding the fundamentals of first and second language acquisition and development, and the ways that linguistic/rhetorical patterns of other languages affect the written and oral expression of diverse learners; diversity in language use (grammar, patterns, and dialects across cultures, ethnic groups, geographic regions, gender, and social roles, and how that can affect student learning). The course also is designed to assist students in developing an understanding of writing processes and purposes, and practical aspects of teaching writing. Candidates will apply learning by developing lesson plans and curriculum units that align instruction and assessment with learning goals, identifying a range of developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate instructional strategies, and incorporating methods that elicit student voice (including reflection related to learning targets, metacognitive strategies, and effective use of resources). This course will include opportunities to reflect on student teaching experiences.

Theory Hours
5 theory hours.

Course Outcomes
  • Understand and explain major concepts, theories, and research of teaching writing, reading, and communication
  • Identify, develop, and implement appropriate strategies for teaching writing, reading, and communication
  • Identify common writing, reading, and communication problems and design and implement appropriate remedial strategies

BAST degree course.

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