(SCED 401) A Multicultural Approach to Reading in the Content Area
Techniques and skills related to the selection and use of written materials in the classroom. Cultural aspects are covered as related to text selection, study skills, comprehension strategies, writing reinforcement, and vocabulary acquisition.
1. Teacher candidates will demonstrate an understanding of the nature of literacy processes and practices such as reading, writing, discussing, interpreting, and critiquing and explain how these processes and practices relate to thinking and learning in content areas.
2. Teacher candidates will assess and develop materials and strategies for engaging young people in multiple forms of representation.
3. Teacher candidates will explain and critically assess your own beliefs about literacy and learning in your discipline.
4. Teacher candidates will explain how the following concepts relate to the growth of critical literacy skills, strategies, and practices among students in your discipline:
a. Text structure and organization;
b. Comprehension and interpretation of text;
c. Strategic literacy abilities;
d. Technical vocabulary and concepts of ssocial interaction and discussion;
g. Students' and teachers’ beliefs about and experiences with reading, writing, discussion, interpretation, and critique.