LAI 514 Adolescent Writing Across Curriculum


This course begins with an overview of theory and research in cognitive strategies and sociocognitive views of reading, writing, speaking and listening processes. It then describes an approach to the teaching of reading and writing called strategic literacy instruction. The focus throughout is on discovering ways to help struggling readers and writers: students usually referred to as "low performing," "general," or "developmental;" students perceived as learning-disabled, resistant, at-risk or lower-track; students in special education classes or in classes where special students are mainstreamed; or kids who are just plain unmotivated. Evaluation includes a midterm report and a final project concerned with designing strategy-based literacy instruction.

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