Jun 13, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
2020-2021 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

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LYST 243B - Literacy Practicum: Supporting Adolescent Learners (Grades 7-12)

Semester Hours: 3

Fall, Spring, Summer

This supervised internship engages teachers in a student advocacy model of assessment and instruction that values cultural and linguistic diversity, and builds upon learner’s experiences and understandings.  The practicum includes a supervised internship as a literacy specialist providing individual and small group literacy support readers and writers who struggle.  Interns are responsible for formative reading and writing evaluations, and assessment driven instructional planning including literature engagements, collaborative learning, multimodal literacy invitations, and strategy instruction.  There is a focus on communicating with and supporting colleagues and parents; and interns prepare biographic profiles documenting learners’ literacy development.  Emphasis on grades 9 to 12.  A 25-hour practicum at the Saltzman Reading/Writing Learning Clinic is required.

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
Completion of LYST 240  and LYST 241  is required. May not be taken concurrently with LYST 243 .

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