Dates: Tuesdays, January 20 - May 5, 2014 (no class March 10, 24, April 7)
Time: 5:00 - 7:45 p.m.
This class includes the Saturday Seminar on March 21
Location: PAWLP Classroom, 210 E. Rosedale Avenue, West Chester
The experience of reading literature is central to designing experiences for teaching literature. To this end, teachers will explore and discuss a variety of current and canonical literature and examine pertinent theory and pedagogy in light of these texts and their own teaching. Additionally, teachers will experiment with enhancing student engagement and comprehension through before, during, and after reading strategies as well as investigate multi-media approaches to teaching literature. In this course, participants will also explore their own processes as readers and writers, share lessons in literary elements, apply PA Common Core Standards and Assessments to curriculum, and design and experience writing activities about and inspired by literature.
"The strength of this course is the plethora of strategies provided. All are usable, realistic, and standard-based (but creative, too!). You will learn enough to fill your plan book for the entire year." - Course participant