ENG 381. Teaching Literature in Secondary Schools.
(3-0-3); I, II.
Prerequisites: admission to TEP, completion of EDF 207, EDF 211, ENG 280, and at least six hours of 300-level literature courses. This course focuses on preparing secondary English teaching candidates to teach literature in the high school classroom. The course covers theories of literacy appropriate to the high school classroom, research on adolescent reading development, and theories and methodologies for teaching literature to adolescents. The course will include selections not only from canonical and contemporary literature but also from Kentucky's Core Content and Program of Studies for Literature. Students will engage in a variety of individual, small-group, and large-group activities in order to both learn and practice methods and strategies for literature instruction. The course includes a 10-hour component in level II and III field experience.