ENGL 483 S11 (1)

ENGL 483 S11 (1) - ENGL 483 Writing: Theory and Practice...

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ENGL 483 Writing: Theory and Practice for the Elementary Classroom Spring 2011: TR 11:00-12:15 Gena Southall 108 Grainger southallgd@longwood.edu 395-2362 Office Hours: T/R 2:00-3:15 Please make an appointment. Course Description: Writing: Theory and Practice for the Elementary Classroom . A study of theory and practice relating to writers at emergent, early, and developing stages. Includes discussion of the complex factors involved in literacy acquisition at the elementary level, along with exploration of effective ways to address these factors through writing instruction. Also includes extensive experience with writing: processes, strategies, and evaluation. 3 credits This course is designed to explore the process of writing – for both you and your future students. Our guiding, essential question will be the following: --- What can teachers do to help students become strategic, independent communicators so that important concepts and understandings of language, with a focus on writing, can be accessed and practiced? By the end of our class sessions you should: o be familiar with various types of writing and theories of teaching writing o be able to use various writing theories and strategies in the classroom o be able to write, show growth as a writer, and share ideas about teaching writing o be able to use multiple strategies to respond to and revise drafts in process o be able to design individual and small group tutorial strategies o be able to develop and use genre specific rubrics for evaluating writing o understand the complexity of writing’s processes o understand the importance of purpose, audience, and organization o understand that EACH STUDENT is at a different stage in his or her writing development Successful completion of the course requires (1) prompt attendance at all class sessions, (2)completion of all assignments on time and with care, (3)prepared participation in all class discussions and activities,(4) demonstration of professional behavior, and (5)demonstration of
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This note was uploaded on 05/26/2011 for the course ENGLISH 483 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Longwood.

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ENGL 483 S11 (1) - ENGL 483 Writing: Theory and Practice...

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