Dates: Wednesdays, January 30 - May 15
Time: 4:15 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: PAWLP Classroom, West Chester University
21st Century educators strive to help students meet the literacy challenges within the context of each field of study. PAWLP recognizes the need to broaden this effort by creating a course for educators of grades 4 -12. Literacy across the disciplines is defined as the merging of content knowledge, experiences, and skills with the four communication areas of Language Arts including reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The ability to think critically and perform in a way that is meaningful within the context of a given field is also of great importance today. This course examines literacy practices for effectively mentoring students as readers of complex disciplinary texts that include a wider range of text genres, novels, short stories, biographies and autobiographies, textbooks, newspaper and magazine articles, internet sources, essays, technical materials, manuals and historical primary source documents.