TESL Endorsement --WAL

Course Description -- Teaching Reading & Writing

 

EDU 5635 Fall 2012
Methods of Teaching Reading and Writing 6:00-9:00
Tuesdays & Thursdays 10/16-11/15

INSTRUCTOR
OFFICE
PHONE
E-MAIL
Jacquie George
SCCC, BE 3103
206.934.5432
jacqueline.george@seattlecolleges.edu
ESL Instructor, Division of Basic and Transitional Studies, Seattle Central Community College
Website: http://www.seattlecentral.edu/faculty/jgeorg

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to provide a theoretical framework and practical strategies for teaching reading and writing to ESL students. More importantly, however, this class will offer the opportunity for participants to be reflective about their own teaching philosophy as it pertains to reading and writing. If instructors are consciously aware of their teaching philosophies, they can teach effectively with any materials.

Since we will be creating materials for use in a content-based classroom, we will be studying reading and writing simultaneously. Each participant will leave the course with fully developed materials.

Washington Academy of languages is committed to preparing educators for service and leadership in schools and communities by developing their professional competence and character. 

TEXTS:

Anderson, Neil. 1999. Exploring second language reading: Issues and strategies. Boston, MA.: Heinle & Heinle Publishers.

Raimes, Ann. 1983. Techniques in teaching writing. New York: Oxford University Press.

COURSE SCHEDULE:

Tuesday

10/16

Class Intro; Anderson’s ACTIVE + MP

Thursday

10/18

Reading: Exploring, Chapters 1-3

Tuesday

10/23

Reading: Exploring, Chapter 4
Brown’s 12 Principles
Writing: Techniques 1-2

Thursday

10/25

Reading: Exploring, Chapter 5
Ma and Pa Kettle Math; Wat’s Pig
Due: Reflection #1

Tuesday

10/30

Reading: Exploring, Chapter 6
Writing: Techniques 3

Thursday

11/1

Reading: Exploring, Chapter 7
Writing: Techniques 4
Due: Reflection #2

Tuesday

11/6

Reading: Exploring, Chapter 8
Writing: Techniques 5

Thursday

11/8

Reading: Exploring, Chapter 9
Writing: Techniques 6
Due: Reflection #3

Tuesday

11/13

Reading: Exploring, Chapter 10
Writing: Techniques 7

Thursday

11/15

Course Wrap Up and Evaluation
Writing: Techniques 8
Due: Exploring, Chapter 10. Exercise 4

 

ASSIGNMENTS:

Reflections for Reading                                                                                   15%
            Choose 3of the exercises below and write a response of 1-2 pages.

Chapter

Exploring

1

EX 2

2

EX 4, 10

3

EX 10, 12

4

EX 6

5

EX 6

6

EX 4, 11

7

EX 3, 6, 7

8

EX 10

9

EX 5, 7, 14, 15

Exploring, Chapter 10, Exercise 4, p. 123                                                       10%
            Due the last day of class.
Attendance & Participation                                                                            25%
Reading Project Presentation                                                                          25%
Techniques Project Presentation                                                                     25%

GRADING:

4.0 A   2.0 C
3.7 A-   1.7 C-
3.3 B+   1.3 D+
3.0 B   1.0 D
2.7 B-   0.0 E
2.3 C+      

American Disability Act:

If you need course adaptation or accommodation because of a disability, if you have emergency medical information to share with your instructor, or if you need special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please make an appointment with your instructor as soon as possible.

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