Full course description
This course is designed for international teachers currently teaching outside of the United States whose students are between the ages of five and twelve. This course will develop participants' teaching abilities by encouraging them to recognize and implement American strategies for teaching reading and writing skills to their students. Participants in this course will learn how to think critically about the ways that they can enhance the language learning experience for their students.
In this course, participants will:
- Synthesize elements of the Language Experience Approach to reading instruction to incorporate existing vocabulary, language patterns, and background experiences into original reading texts.
- Assist older language learners through content area reading strategies as they process longer literary works and comprehend more complex academic readings such as expository pieces found in science, history, or even math textbooks.
- Recognize a variety of informal classroom-based assessments which can be used to document student learning, gauge progress and guide future instructional plans.
This course is intended to be experienced alongside PIE's other course offerings:
- Classroom Management Strategies
- Teaching Phonics Awareness
- The Writing Process
- Teaching Reading Through Literature
- Introduction to American English Teaching Methods - Capstone Project