EDUC 370 Elementary Literacies

Spring, Fall

This course, primarily designed for Educational Studies majors pursuing elementary teacher licensure, will explore, enact, and critically examine different approaches to the teaching and learning of literacy within elementary classrooms (K-5). Through reading and discussion of both theory and empirical research on literacy pedagogy, students will develop their understandings of the varied approaches to the teaching of elementary literacy while considering the historical and political roots of these approaches. The course will involve a weekly tutoring component, in which students will engage in a recursive cycle of planning for, engaging in, and reflecting on literacy activities with an elementary-aged child.