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Syllabus

 

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TEXTS:  Required: 

Tompkins, Gail E.  (1998).  Language Arts, Content and Teaching Strategies: 4th edition.  Upper Saddle River, New Jersey:  Prentice Hall, Inc.

Frank, Marjorie. (1979).  If You're Trying to Teach Kids How to Write, You've Gotta Have This Book.  Nashville, TN:  Incentive Publications.  

Drapeau, Patti.  (1998).  Great Teaching With Graphic Organizers:  Lessons and Fun-Shaped Templates That Motivate Kids of all Learning Styles.  NY:  Scholastic.

OTHER MATERIALS

  • 3 - ring binder

  • computer disk

  • file box

 

  •   IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Students who do well in this course have enthusiasm, attend regularly, score well on tests, complete outside projects and assignments, and participate in class.

  •  ATTENDANCE

This course will include many hands-on experiences and attendance is necessary for learning and meeting the objectives.  Missing class can jeopardize your grade.  Each tardy or leaving early for any reason will lower your grade by 1%.  Each absence for any reason will lower your grade by 2%.  Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the instructor.

  Should weather conditions cause the cancellation of class, an announcement will be made on radio and by the instructor with e-mail.  Telephone arrangements will be made for those who do not have access to e-mail in their homes.

  •   QUALITY WORK*

Assessment of the quality of your written and oral expression will be included in the evaluation of your work.  You are going to be teachers and the public will expect the best of you.  All written work is to be typed, double spaced, and must include correct grammar, form, punctuation, and spelling.  All sources must be cited with complete bibliographic references.  (See MLA Style Guide).  You will use technology skills to explore resources and make lessons plans, class presentations, and a web page.

  • STUDENT OUTCOMES

Given text information and classroom discussions, students will:

Number

Department Outcome

Measure

1.1
1.4

Identify components of the structure of language and processes involved in language acquisition.

Graphic organizer

1.3
1.6
2.1

Describe various philosophical instructional approaches in communication in listening, speaking, spelling and writing.

Graphic organizers
Discussion
Exams

1.1
1.9
3.18

Identify assessment procedures and specific strategies for presenting language arts activities to linguistically different learners.

Lesson Plans

 

Given written reflections, lesson plans, and classroom experiences, students will

1.4
1.9
4.3
5.5

Assess and demonstrate personal qualities in oral and written communication and recognize the importance of excellence in teacher models.

Reflections

Lesson Plans

1.2
1.4

Describe stages in the writing process.

Graphic Organizers
Lesson Plans
Exams

2.1 - 2.6

Describe classroom activities that promote effective grammar, spelling and handwriting strategies.

Discussion
Lesson Plans
Exams

1.4
1.6
2.6
3.31

Identify and discuss components of effective listening and describe how listening affects learning.

Discussion
Activity
Exams

Given classroom experiences students will

1.4
1.6
2.1 - 2.4

Identify components of oral language specifically speaking and drama and demonstrate effective strategies for presenting oral language in classrooms.

Activities
Lesson Plans
Written Reflections

1.1    - 1.4
2.1-2.6
 
3.34

Present appropriate activities for extending literature in the classroom and enhancing student's responses to literature.

Activities
Book responses

 

  • REQUIREMENTS

    • Quick writes and reflections

    • Graphic Organizers

    • Written Lesson Plans

    • Practicum Teaching

    • Class Presentation

    • Web Page

    • Resource File

    • 2 Exams

     

  • EVALUATION  
Graphic organizers
Quick writes/Reflections
Literacy Story  
Lesson Plans  
Presentation  
Web Page  
File  
2 Exams  
10%
10%
10%
10%
10%
10%
10%
10% each
  • GRADING  

A  
B  
C
D  
F   

93 - 100 percent  
84 - 92 percent  
70 - 83 percent  
60 - 69 percent  
< 60 percent  

 

* You will be given opportunities to turn work in early for my review and suggestions for revision.

  CSM seeks to maintain a supportive academic environment for students with disabilities.  If you have a disability and need accommodations to succeed in this course, please contact me to verify that the required documentation is filed with the Academic Affairs Office and that an accommodation plan is in place.  Please remember that the law places the responsibility on you, the student, to notify the College of your disability and to request information.

  All forms of dishonesty and misconduct including cheating, plagiarism, forgery, knowingly furnishing false information to the instructor, and intentional disruption or obstruction of learning or teaching will not be tolerated.  At the instructor’s discretion, these acts will result in a failing grade for the course and a letter regarding the behavior will be filed with the Academic Affairs and Student Affairs offices.  All work should be your own and must represent new work prepared specifically for this class.

 

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