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Fall 2013 Course Descriptions

English 3401  Methods of Teaching Composition in the Secondary School

Section 001       CRN 90790
Ames
Methods of Teaching Composition in the Secondary School     1400-1515 TR  

This course explores various best practices and approaches to teaching and evaluating written composition in secondary schools.  Course work will consist primarily of reading and responding to pedagogical texts, applying the findings in such to contemporary educational concerns, and crafting/modeling instructional tools both independently and cooperatively in ways that mirror professional learning communities.  The required work for this course includes crafting lesson plans, thematic units, a course design, and various reflective essays.  This course requires on-site observation hours and the live-text submission of one required assignment. (Group 1) Prerequisites & Notes: ENG 2901 and SED 2000