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     1. Department and Contact Information

          Tracking Number               Date & Time Submitted
          729                           2008-03-20 10:59:41

          Department                    College                          Budget Account Number
          Secondary Education           Education                        0-1724-000

          Contact Person                Phone                            Email
          Jane Applegate                974-0383                         applegat@tempest.coedu.usf.edu

     2. Course Information

          Prefix     Number          Full Title
          LAE        4332            Traditional English Grammar for Teachers

          Is the course title variable?                                 N
          Is a permit required for registration?                        N
          Are the credit hours variable?                                N

          Credit Hours                    Section Type                             Grading Option
          3                               Discussion (Primarily)                   Regular

          Total Clock Hours               Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
                                          Trad Eng Gram for Tchs

          Prerequisites
          English Education Majors only or with special permission of the instructor

          Corequisites

          Co-Prerequisites

          Course Description
          Prepares teachers to teach secondary English with an interactive approach to grammar instruction
          in which students learn, not only the basic elements of English grammar, but also pertinent and
          engaging classroom activities for teaching grammar.

     3. Justification

          A. Indicate how this course will strengthen the Undergraduate Program. Is this course necessary
          for accreditation or certification?

                   This course fulfills the grammar course requirement for teacher certification in English
                   Education

          B. What specific area of knowledge is covered by this course which is not covered by courses
          currently listed?

                   •To understand the basic elements and terms of grammar used to describe the various
                   structures of the English language. •To explore ways to incorporate grammar instruction
                   into the teaching of writing. •To experience pertinent and worthwhile instructional
                   strategies that can be used as alternatives to traditional grammar instruction in the
                   public schools. •To engage in the preparation and teaching of interactive lessons
                   involving both grammar and writing instruction. •To study the history and development
                   of the English language.

          C. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required
          sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?


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                 This course fulfills the grammar course requirement for teacher certification in English
                 Education. The course does not service other programs.

          D. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, what was
          the enrollment?

                 No

          E. How frequently will the course be offered? What is the anticipated enrollment?

                 This course is offered every summer. The enrollment is approvimately 25 students per
                 class.

          F. Do you plan to drop a course if this course is added? If so, what will be the effect on the program
          and on the students? (Please forward the nonsubstantive course change form regarding the course
          to be deleted to the Council secretary.)

                 No

          G. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List
          minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

                 The instructor must have a master's degree and three years of classroom teaching
                 experience.

     4. Other Course Information

          A. Objectives / Outcomes

                 Given a series of professional development activities, participants will demonstrate
                 increased competency in the ability: •To understand the basic elements and terms of
                 grammar used to describe the various structures of the English language. •To explore
                 ways to incorporate grammar instruction into the teaching of writing. •To experience
                 pertinent and worthwhile instructional strategies that can be used as alternatives to
                 traditional grammar instruction in the public schools with all students to include ESE and
                 ELL students. •To engage in the preparation and teaching of interactive lessons
                 involving both grammar and writing instruction and modify lessons to meet the needs of
                 ESE and ELL students. •To study the history and development of the English language.

          B. Major Topics

                 Please note: While different parts of speech are covered each week, the instructor will
                 also discuss ways of teaching those parts of speech to ESE and ELL students The activity
                 for each week models best teaching practices and modifications for ESE and ELL
                 students are included so as to model the goal of reaching diverse learners. First and
                 Second Week Sentences: simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex
                 sentences The Anglos, Saxons, and Jutes: Etymologies, Connotation and Denotation,
                 Dialects andSlang, and the Importance of Cultural Sensitivity Activity: "Profile of a
                 Writer" Third Week Clauses: adverbial and relative clauses Activity: "Defend a
                 dependent clause in court." Activity: Sentence-combining exercises Fourth Week
                 Participles: past and present participles; dangling participles Verbals: Gerunds,
                 Participles, Infinitives Activity: "Sell a Verb" through a magazine ad Activity: Sentence-
                 imitating exercises Fifth Week Verb Tenses Conjunctions Activity: Explain how the
                 "trans-modal pluperfect subjunctive auxillary" tense works. Activity: Sentence Openers
                 Sixth and Seventh Week Verbs: linking and helping verbs Prepositions and prepositional
                 phrases Activity: Write a letter to your favorite verb tense. Eighth Week Pronouns:
                 Personal and Possessive Pronouns Pronouns: Relative pronouns Activity: "Yesterday’s
                 newspaper headline was about a particular grammatical term. What did it say?" Ninth
                 and Tenth Week Sentences: sentence fragments and run-on sentences Apostrophes
                 Activity: An ERIC search to find an innovative, worthwhile instructional activity that
                 teaches an aspect of grammar. Students will bring in one hard-copy of the resource,
                 complete with ED or EJ number. Eleventh and Twelfth Week Active and Passive Voice



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                 Quotation marks Activity: "The Pound" (revising exercise) Thirteen and Fourteenth
                 Week Commas Homonyms Who Sets the “Standard English” and the Resulting Cultural,
                 Economic, Political, and Social Effects Activity: Reflective Essay responding to two
                 questions "So what?" "Now what?"

          C. Textbooks

                 Weaver, Constance. (1996). Teaching Grammar in Context. Portsmouth, NH:
                 Boynton/Cook Publishers. Noguchi, Rei R. (1991). Grammar and the Teaching of
                 Writing: Limits and Possibilities. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.

     5. Syllabus

          Your college will forward an electronic copy of your syllabus to Undergraduate Studies when your
          course is approved for submission.




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