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IL 2235 - THEORY AND PRACTICE IN TEACHING LANGUAGE, GRAMMAR AND USAGE

Credits: 3.0

The purpose of this seminar is to teach students current best practices for the teaching of language, grammar and usage in multicultural and multilingual secondary English language arts classes. The course will introduce students to basic linguistic concepts and will help students understand how language and grammar are intertwined with all four language arts (reading, writing, listening and speaking). Students will practice developing language and grammar curriculum that is imbedded in reading and writing instruction and developmentally appropriate, explaining grammar and usage concepts clearly and appropriately, and assessing students' understanding of language, grammar, and usage concepts.