This course focuses on how language-based principles apply to explain how we learn to read and to write. It is an inquiry course focused on two strands of questions: (1) What is your relationship to language? Who are you, a prospective teacher, as a reader and a writer? (2) What is the nature of language and what is its place in the teaching/learning process in an elementary school classroom? This course offers practical experience in how to manage and monitor a reading-writing classroom through the design of and use of appropriate curricula; the organization of the physical space and learning processes; and the development of methods of assessment and instruction. Fieldwork will include a child study that addresses both literacy learning and exceptionality. Co-requisite: EDU-2012 08/28/2018-12/20/2018 Lecture Tuesday, Thursday 10:45AM, Stafford Academic Center, Room 130