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EDLS 565 Constructing Meaning through Reading and Writing 3.0 Credits

This course will emphasize literacy as a meaning-making process that is constructed through interaction of the text, the learner and the context. EDLS 565 will include an emphasis on literacy as a meaning making process in urban contexts. The ways in which reading, writing, listening and speaking work together to help learners decode and encode text will be explored. Various models of reading comprehension will be investigated and the power of the writing process to construct and communicate knowledge will be studied. Specific teaching strategies that increase students’ ability to comprehend a variety of text types will be mastered. Instructional approaches that help learners to become fluent writers will also be learned.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EDLS 550 [Min Grade: B] and EDLS 555 [Min Grade: B]

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