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Publication Date

Fall 2021


This course builds upon previous literacy coursework to explore how to develop students’ content literacy, with special attention to culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) learners. It provides theoretical foundations for conceptualizing language and literacy learning that are rooted in Scientifically Based Reading Research (SBRR), sociocultural theory, and systemic functional linguistics. Central course learning activities include: (1) practicing effective strategies for supporting students’ literacy development across content areas; (2) deconstructing school-based texts to analyze how text structure and language features relate to purpose, audience, and voice; and (3) designing content/language integrated lessons. Throughout this course, students will also become familiar with the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) and the WIDA English Language Development (ELD) Standards.