Disciplinary Literacies: Intermediate through Secondary

LLED 452 (3.0) Online – Course Outline


Assignment 1: An introductory evaluation or taking stock
Assignment 2: An in-depth exploration of a single course topic
Assignment 3: Answers to any six module questions
Assignment 4: Discussion contributions

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.


The objective of this online course is to provide the participant with knowledge of instructional strategies and possibilities of teaching content area material in today’s diverse classroom settings.

As a participant you will:

  1. Develop an understanding of the special challenges which cultural, linguistic and achievement differences create in today’s classrooms and explore the ways in which these impact on content area reading.
  2. Learn how to integrate electronic texts and trade books into the curriculum.
  3. Learn how to make authentic assessments through the use of standardized and naturalistic approaches as well as through portfolio to assessment.
  4. Develop strategies to teach core text lessons and thematic units through the adoption of an inquiry/research focus.
  5. Learn how to integrate reading, talking and writing to learn through the study of vocabulary and concepts; prior knowledge and interest, study strategies and study guides.


This online course is offered on Canvas – http://canvas.ubc.ca

Part 1: Literacy and Learning in Today’s Classrooms
Module 1 Literacy Matters
Module 2 Learning with New Literacies
Module 3 Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners
Module 4 Assessing Students and Texts
Part 2: Instructional Practices and Strategies
Module 5 Planning Instruction for Content Literacy
Module 6 Activating Prior Knowledge and Interest
Module 7 Guiding Reading Comprehensions
Module 8 Developing Vocabulary and Concepts
Module 9 Writing Across the Curriculum
Module 10 Study Strategies and Guides
Part 3: Teaching and Learning Beyond the Textbook
Module 11 Learning with Tradebooks
Module 12 Looking Back, Looking Forward


This is an online course. Students are required to have a computer, access to the Internet, and a Campus Wide Login ID and password to access the course website.

There is no textbook required.


Your EZproxy connection will allow you to access library resources from your computer on or off campus. For more information, go to https://services.library.ubc.ca/electronic-access/connect/


Telephone: 604.822.2013, or toll-free in North America: 1.888.492.1122
Email: pro-d.educ@ubc.ca

Latest Revision on: October 26, 2018