English 2 K-6 (EDMT6531)

UNIT OF STUDY

In this unit of study students will focus on the use of literary and multimedia texts, including picture books and novels for developing critical literacies in children working at Stage three in primary school. The emphasis will be on developing learning experiences that encourage students to read for enjoyment at the same time as developing their abilities to negotiate and discuss meanings (both verbal and visual) in a range of texts. Emphasis will be on making connections between prior learning to current syllabus demands and the texts and learners found in classrooms today. It is expected that students will continue to expand their theoretical knowledge of principles of English teaching as well as develop explicit knowledge of metalanguage to inform their understandings of text construction. Understanding how to access a child's strengths and needs in reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing and representing through assessment for learning, assessment as learning and assessment of learning will also be an important component of this unit.

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Classes

1x1-hr lecture/wk for 4 wks, 1x2-hr tutorial/wk for 10 wks

Assessment

assignment 1 presentation and 500wd reflection (30%) and assignment 2 3000wd (60%) and quiz (10%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

48 credit points of Master of Teaching units including (EDMT5531, EDMT5500 and EDMT5502)

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