2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin 
    
    Apr 10, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin

GED 7846L - Lab: Teaching Literacy in the Elementary School K-6


Goals: To develop and incorporate the professional noticing skills of attending to children’s literacy thinking, interpreting developmentally where children are at, and deciding how to respond instructionally.

This lab is taught in three formats, depending on students’ individual situations:

Section 1: A 30-hour clinical experience under the facilitated guidance of the course instructor working directly with a small group of students in a school setting. Debriefing, analyzing, and planning with peers for the next lesson occurs immediately after on-site. Course assignments such as lesson planning and a case study on observations of students’ progress are incorporated into the clinical experience.

Section 2: A 30-hour partially guided clinical experience facilitated by the course instructor in an Extended Day school setting working directly with a small group of students for one and a half hours twice per week. Debriefing, analyzing, and planning with peers for the next lesson occurs within this time on-site. Course assignments such as lesson planning and a case study on observations of students’ progress are incorporated into the clinical experience.

Section 3: A 30-hour clinical experience arranged in your own school building. Initial Licensure Language Immersion teachers must complete 20 hours in an English-speaking classroom (MN state requirement). 10 hours are in your own classroom adapting literacy lessons. Course assignments such as lesson planning and a case study on observations of students’ progress are incorporated into the clinical experience. Additional License and Non-Language Immersion teachers must consult with the instructor regarding their teaching position to determine the placement options within their building.

Corequisite: This Lab must be taken concurrently with GED 7846 - Teaching Literacy in the Elementary School K-6, Part I.

Credits: 2