This module focuses on the development of literacy in middle childhood and how teachers can facilitate and cultivate this. We examine the theoretical and practical issues with an emphasis on building academic competence. Literacy is explored as a cross-disciplinary tool for thinking, learning, and doing. Residents learn how students acquire increasing control over the demands of language in ever-expanding social and academic contexts, how the practices of schooling can support multiple literacies, how to observe processes, and to use this data to inform instruction.
Teacher Education Reinvented
Supporting Excellence in Teacher Education