Course Description for Language Arts for Learners with Exceptionalities
Language Arts for Learners with Exceptionalities
Description: This language arts methods course focuses on the assessment and development of written expression, handwriting, and spelling for learners with exceptionalities. Included are strategies for teaching writing vocabulary, syntax and grammar, and writing mechanics. Methods for teaching the writing process and the different writing genres are explored. The development of standards-based lessons and strategies for differentiating instruction to accommodate diverse learners are integrated throughout. The purpose of the course is to prepare pre-service teachers to teach language arts to students with a wide range of abilities, including those who are also English Language Learners. Field Experience is required.