This course prepares teacher candidates to demonstrate competency in comprehensive literacy skills and knowledge congruent with research on best literacy practices in adolescent literacy and with English Language Learners. The course focuses on principles and strategies for helping all students access content-specific materials and vocabulary presented in secondary classrooms. Candidates design lessons that promote content literacy and make content comprehensive for diverse learners. A 15-hour multicultural field experience provides candidates with the opportunity to apply strategies in a setting reflecting diverse student needs. This course meets a portion of the Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Act requirements of the Idaho Department of Education and fulfills a General Education Cultural Competency (CC) requirement.
Junior classification, Program admission required.