Course Descriptions

Language and Literacy Education, Faculty of Education

LLED: Language and Literacy Education

LLED 200 (3) Introduction to Writing in Academic and Professional Registers
Examination of skills that are central to the production of academic texts. For Maple Leaf School graduates and other students who intend to teach internationally. Only for credit towards the BEDS program.
LLED 213 (3) Introduction to Intercultural Communication and Socialization in Mulitcultural Contexts
The processes by which individuals become competent members of society through the use of language. For Maple Leaf School graduates and other students who intend to teach internationally. Only for credit towards the BEDS program.
LLED 441 (3) Introduction to Teaching Children's Literature
An examination of the theory and practice of incorporating children's literature in elementary grade classrooms. A familiarity with the genres of children's literature, the selection of appropriate resources, and planning for best instructional practices will be featured. Pass/Fail. [3-0-0]
LLED 449 (3) Teaching Adolescents' Literature
An introduction to a range of literature appropriate for students in grades eight through 12. Trends and issues in the field are explored. Selection criteria and approaches to engaging students in response and interpretation are provided. Lesson and unit planning will also be examined. Pass/Fail. [3-0-0]
LLED 450 (3) Teaching and Learning Language and Literacy: Kindergarten and Primary Grades
An overview of teaching and learning in English language arts for primary grades (K-3) with attention to oral language, reading and viewing, writing and representing. Pass/Fail. [3-0-0]
LLED 451 (3) Teaching and Learning Language and Literacy: Intermediate and Middle Grades
An overview of teaching and learning in English language arts for intermediate grades with attention to oral language, listening, reading and viewing, writing and representing. Pass/Fail. [3-0-0]
LLED 452 (3) Literacy in the Content Areas: Intermediate and Secondary
Best practices are presented for integrating the teaching of reading and writing in content area material. Multiple instructional strategies will be provided to enable students to make content reading and writing accessible and successful. Pass/Fail. [3-0-0]
LLED 460 (3) Theoretical Foundations and Research in English Language Arts Education
An historical perspective of the theory and practice of the teaching of reading/writing as well as a survey of current research, theory, and practice related to reading acquisition and reading/writing processes. Pass/Fail. [3-0-0]
LLED 461 (3) Assessment of Literacy and Learning
Based upon current research in reading and language arts practices, students will engage in the selection, administration, and interpretation of formative and summative literacy assessments for the purpose of evaluating reading and language processes. Pass/Fail. [3-0-0]
LLED 463 (3) Early Language and Literacy Development
The influences of language, emergent literacy, and growth are examined. How reading and writing develop as integrated processes within oral language acquisition is also explored. Credit will be granted for only one of LLED 463 or ECED 463. Pass/Fail. [3-0-0]
Equivalency: ECED 463.
LLED 464 (3) Literacy for Diverse Learners in the Elementary Grades
Key issues, research, and practice are examined to improve literacy achievement for elementary students with a range of reading and writing difficulties. Credit will be granted for only one of LLED 464 or EPSE 464. Pass/Fail. [3-0-0]
Equivalency: EPSE 464.
LLED 465 (3) Literacy for Diverse Learners in Middle and Secondary Grades
Key issues, research, and practice are examined to improve literacy achievement for students in middle and secondary grades with a range of reading and writing difficulties. Credit will be granted for only one of LLED 465 or EPSE 465. Pass/Fail. [3-0-0]
Equivalency: EPSE 465.
LLED 466 (3) ESL and Literacy Education
Learning techniques and principles in second language acquisition will be explored. Students will be encouraged to create and modify lessons pertinent to their own K-12 or post-secondary classroom settings. Pass/Fail. [3-0-0]
LLED 467 (3) Drama in English Language Arts Education
Explores how educational drama can be used to support literacy programs in elementary and middle school language arts programs. Content focus is primarily for elementary and middle school educators, however, modifications for other grade levels can readily be made. Pass/Fail. [3-0-0]
LLED 468 (3) Language, Literacy, and Numeracy
Research and best practices will be examined with the intent of acknowledging the link between numeracy and literacy and experiencing how specific pedagogy in the classroom can support this link. Pass/Fail. [3-0-0]
LLED 481 (3) Digital Media in English Language Arts Education
Focuses on the application and implications of digital media and how these extend and modify literacy and literary practice in K-12 English language arts education. Pass/Fail. [3-0-0]
LLED 490 (3/6) d Special Topics in Language and Literacy Education
Pass/Fail. [3-0-0]
LLED 494 (3) Introduction to Additional Language Teaching and Learning
Language teaching methods, instructional skills in English and motivational design are examined. Sociocultural factors and language acquisition are explored with a focus on teaching and assessing listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary. Pass/Fail. [3-0-0]
LLED 495 (3) Curriculum and Materials Design in Additional Language Teaching and Learning
Grounded in English and additional language teaching and learning across age and proficiency levels, sociocultural considerations are taken into account while exploring curriculum, lessons, materials, technology, interaction, and classrooms. Professional development and social justice are examined, with an emphasis on language teachers as scholar-practitioners. Pass/Fail. [3-0-0]
LLED 496 (3) Theory and Practice in Additional Language Teaching and Learning
Intended for a wide range of educators, this course conceptualizes additional language acquisition theory from multiple angles in child, adolescent, and adult contexts. Key issues, concepts, and theoretical perspectives are evaluated and explored with emphasis on current empirical research. Pass/Fail. [3-0-0]

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