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Graduate Academic Catalog 2018 - 2019 
Graduate Academic Catalog 2018 - 2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ELA 900 - Language Arts Activities for Primary Grades

Credits: 3
Experience language Arts Activities for Primary Grades designed to provide teachers grades 1st through 3rd with activities that will help to ensure that all students are knowledgeable and proficient users of language. You will learn of resources to help students develop language skills while engaging them in activities that provide practice in spelling, alphabetizing, word usage, synonyms, antonyms, capitalization, punctuation, syllabication and proofreading. The activities are grounded in what is known about language and how it is learned. The goal is to provide different experiences that are flexible, promote social interaction and allow the student to demonstrate and apply knowledge of language structure and conventions (e.g., spelling and punctuation). The activities will allow you to become aware of and responsive to the needs of the students while they are implementing activities that encourage participation as knowledgeable, creative, and reflective members of a learning community. The activities are useful for introducing new skills and concepts as well as preparing students for achievement testing. Teachers will be using a variety of game-type formats that can be easily adapted for different achievement levels and language skill areas. The activities are designed for use with the whole class, small and large groups, or as individual assignments. NOTE: The course manual is in a PDF format. Users will need the free Acrobat reader to open and view the files (http://get.adobe.com/reader/)