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LAE605: Language Arts Lab 12 (2012-2013)

CURRICULUM PROGRAM: English Language Arts
COURSE TITLE: Language Arts Lab 12
CALENDAR YEAR: 2012-2013

Major Concepts/Content: To improve reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills of students not achieving at grade level.
Students will read to learn by:

  • Connecting text to prior knowledge.
  • Understanding text structure to analyze and respond to literature.
  • Using text processing strategies "before", "during", and "after" reading to build a foundation for a text, make sense of reading as it occurs, and to synthesize, apply, evaluate, or bridge understanding.

Students will increase skill and confidence in writing by:
  • Using the Writing Process.prewriting, drafting, revision, editing, and publishing.
  • Practicing timed writing.
  • Taking notes on literature.
  • Reflecting, discussing, and evaluating writing assignments.

Students will increase confidence and ability to articulate and support ideas by:
  • Engaging in both formal and informal presentations.
  • Learning how to be active listeners.

Major Instructional Activities: A planned progression of skills and content knowledge in narrative and informational text will be provided in a classroom setting using writing, inquiry, collaboration, and reading strategies in:

  • Content area text.
  • Trade books Lexile leveled to match students' instructional levels.
  • Supplementary and reference materials.

Major Evaluative Techniques: Assessment instruments used will illustrate strengths as well as needs of students and will include:

  • Oral and written feedback on class assignments, written work, oral discussions, and class participation.
  • Performance tasks to demonstrate understanding of course-related reading and writing skills using specific strategies.
  • Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI) Lexile level
  • Self and peer analysis of skills and comprehension.
  • Weekly conferences with teacher to identify goals and assess progress.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of the Language Arts Lab course, students should be able to use strategies to be:

  • A more effective reader.
  • A more confident writer.
  • A more articulate speaker.
  • An active listener.