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ED 531 Literacy Across the Curriculum
F2P 2008 EDG
Assistant Professor of Language and Literacy
Ph.D. Curriculum & Instruction/Research Emphasis Reading Kansas State UniversityM.S. Elementary Education Elementary Education Reading FHSUB.S. Elementary Education Kansas State University
Dorothy Harper Watson Literacy Center
Tuesday 12-5/Thursday 11-5
October 20-December 11
5:00 - 9:30 PM
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how literacy, broadly defined as reading, writing, talking, viewing, and visual
representation, takes time and talk. My
philosophy for graduate courses is built on the belief that teachers of
different disciplines and grade levels can learn a great deal from one another
about these interrelated processes. A
second premise my graduate instructing is that teachers who experience as
learners some of the strategies they hope to share with their students will
understand those strategies more thoroughly and use them more effectively than
teachers who merely read and discuss them.
For these reasons, the format of the course will be that of a
workshop/seminar. Additionally, class
participants will serve as resources for, collaborators with, and teachers of
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
for final grade are earned as follows:
Work Sample (Unit) 100
Exam 75 pts.
A = 450-500 points
B = 400-449
C = 350-399
D = 300-349
F = 348 points or less
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Assignments should be submitted on time even if student is
absent (excepting emergencies). Use
email attachments, fax, ask fellow class member and/or friend to deliver to
instructor’s mailbox, Watson
on the professor’s door.
are required in order to earn a final grade whether or not they earn points.
Late assignments will result in loss of 1 point per day
October 20-Introductoin to Best Practices in Literacy and
What It Means to Become a Balanced Literacy Teacher across the Curriculum
October 27-Current Practices in Early Literacy Development
and What Research Says about the Teaching of Phonics---Embedding within the
Content Area Curriculum
November 3-Best Practices in Vocabulary Development,
Fluency, & Comprehension Strategies for Content Area Teaching
a Sound Writing Program Across the Curriculum
November 17-Using Literature Across the Curriculum
Practices for Using Authentic Literacy Assessment within the Content Areas
December 1- Effective Use of Technology for Literacy across
December 8- Teacher Work Sample Unit Presentations by
Students & Final Exam
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Plagiarism involves the appropriation of another person's ideas, interpretation, words (even a few), data, statements, illustration or creative work and their presentation as one's own. An offense against plagiarism constitutes a serious academic misconduct. Although offenses against academic integrity can manifest themselves in various ways, the most common forms of offenses are plagiarism and cheating. Plagiarism goes beyond the copying of an entire article. It may include, but is not limited to: copying a section of an article or a chapter from a book, reproduction of an art work, illustration, cartoon, photograph and the like and passing them off as one's own. Copying from the Internet is no less serious an offense than copying from a book or printed article, even when the material is not copyrighted.
Plagiarism also includes borrowing ideas and phrases from, or paraphrasing, someone else's work, published or unpublished, without acknowledging and documenting the source. Acknowledging and documenting the source of an idea or phrase, at the point where it is utilized, is necessary even when the idea or phrase is taken from a speech or conversation with another person.
Park University 2008-2009 Graduate Catalog Page 25
Professors are required to maintain attendance records and report absences. Excused absences can be granted by the instructor, for medical reasons, school sponsored activities, and employment-related demands, including temporary duty. Students are responsible for any missed work. Absences for two successive weeks, without approved excuse, will be reported to the Director of the individual graduate program, or to the Executive Director for the Graduate School, for appropriate action. Students with such a record of absences, without an approved excuse, may be administratively withdrawn from the class and notified that an "F" will be recorded, unless the student initiates official withdrawal from the class(es).Park University 2008-2009 Graduate Catalog Page 29
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