ETAP 530:
Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum


Spring, 2011


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ETAP 530 examines the theory and practice of literacy learning and instruction within and across content areas. It focuses on disciplinary and interdisciplinary uses of and purposes for oral and written texts in school settings. This course will be an extended effort to explore three questions: (1) What is literacy? (2) How can secondary school teachers support the literacy development of their students? and (3) How can writing and reading enhance content-area learning in secondary schools?

The primary purpose of ETAP 530 is to provide prospective and current secondary school teachers with an understanding of adolescent literacy and literacy learning in order to help them develop research-based strategies for integrating writing and reading into their classes to support student learning and literacy development. Significantly, your inquiry in this course will grow out of your own experiences as a writer and reader. In that spirit, you will be asked to write and read a variety of texts and to reflect carefully on your literacy experiences and what they might mean for your practice as a teacher.



Please direct any inquiries about this web site to Robert Yagelski.

This site last updated 19 January 2011.