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Virginia Rehberg
T EDUC 535
Tacoma Campus

Literacy in Secondary Schools

Provides research base for teaching language arts to diverse secondary students including English language learners and students with disabilities. Integrates writing with literature across content areas. Addresses evaluation and modification of curricular materials. Teaches methods of evaluating student progress.

Class description

This course provides a research base for teaching language art (literacy) in the sciences to diverse secondary students including English language learners and students with disabilities. Course integrates writing with literature across content areas, addresses evaluation and modification of curricular materials, and teaches methods for evaluating student progress. This course is a requirement.

Student learning goals

The goal of this course is two-fold: first, to make overt the importance of language in science education and, second, to provide specific literacy strategies for you to use in your future classroom.

-To be able to assess the readability of a text

-To understand and use metacognitive strategies

-To practice reading strategies and apply them to various types of literature and media

-To define a personal philosophy on literacy in science

General method of instruction

This is a seminar, therefore students are expected to have completed assigned readings prior to attending class and will be expected to participate in discussion based upon reading.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Assignments are based on four major components: reading journal, presentations, projects, quizzes

Grades are based on score earned on all assignments. UWT Grade schedule, conversion of grades from percentages, and grade appeal process are found in the Student Handbook.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Virginia Rehberg
Date: 09/24/2008