C&T 354. Literacy Instruction in the Intermediate Grades. 2 Hours.

This course is intended to develop the attitudes, knowledge, and skills necessary to effectively instruct intermediate-grades children (4-6) through the development of literacy skills: reading, writing, listening, speaking, and spelling. The major goals of this course are for the prospective teacher to develop an understanding of literacy development of the intermediate-grades child, current literacy theories, and the ability to work with a number of approaches to promote literacy learning and a positive attitude toward literacy in all intermediate-grades students who may have different needs due to language, culture, learning challenges, and/or differing stages of development. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. This course is to be taken concurrently with CT 355, Literacy Practicum in the Intermediate Grades. LEC.