1. Students will recognize and apply the basic rhetorical modes, elements, structures, and discourses as they write for different purposes and audiences.
2. Students will become fluent in the writing processes by engaging in brainstorming, researching (including the use of print and non-print media), drafting, revising, and editing.
3. Students will apply critical thinking as they read, research, write and participate in instructional activities; resulting in tolerance of others’ viewpoints and in expression of diverse, informed opinions in the classroom.
4. Students will acquire knowledge of a representative body of canonical and non-canonical American, British, and world literature as well as various chronological periods, literary movements and genres, and approaches to schools of literary criticism.
5. Students will acquire knowledge of the history, background, and grammatical development of the English language as well as respect for social, regional, and cultural diversity of language.
Specific to English Education:
1. Students will describe and demonstrate the technological aspects of teaching literature and language, including the application of current technological innovations for class presentation and research.
2. Students will research English education theories, including attitudes of effective teachers; apply this pedagogy through fieldwork experiences; and use a variety of assessments, both traditional and performance-based.
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