Language Arts and Reading I
A methods course focusing on the discovery and investigation of language arts, reading methods and materials for the elementary (including early childhood K-3) and middle grade settings, including handwriting, spelling, listening, creative dramatics, grammar, language development, oral language, writing as a process approach and the six traits of analytical writing. Students become acquainted with literature for children and adolescents, including the different genres, storytelling, oral reading, choral reading and its application for teaching language arts skills. Emphasis will be placed on implementing state and national reading and language arts standards. Prerequisite: Education 211.