Lecturer, Curriculum & Instruction
397 Education Building
397 Educ (mail code 708)
Champaign (UIUC Campus Mail), IL 61820
Nancy McGregor joined the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the fall of 2000; she serves as a senior lecturer in the Language and Literacy Division. Her instructional focus is to prepare elementary education students to teach in an increasingly diverse society. Her interests include exploring the nature of children's engagement with and response to mainstream and multicultural literature.
CI 466: Language Literacy in Early Childhood Education II (CI 466) Emphasizes developmentally appropriate practices for the teaching of reading and writing in grades K-2.
CI 467: Principles in Teaching Literature to Children and Youth (CI 467) Examines literature written for children and youth and the uses of literature in the school curriculum.
CI 471: Principles and Practices to Foster Independence in Reading (CI 471) Emphasizes reading comprehension and reading to learn in content fields in grades K-8. Includes focus on teaching reading to students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, including dialect speakers and English learners.
CI 475: Teaching Elementary Reading and Language Arts I (CI 475) First of a two-course sequence that examines the basic theories, issues, methods, and materials for a developmental 1-6 language arts program. Emphasizes the need to integrate the four language arts (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) as tools for learning across the curriculum. Addresses cultural diversity in language arts instruction, with emphasis on linguistic diversity.
CI 476: Teaching Elementary and Middle Grade Language Arts (CI 476) Second of a two-course sequence that examines the basic theories, issues, methods, and materials for a developmental K-8 language arts program. It continues to emphasize the need to integrate the four language arts (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) as tools for learning across the curriculum. This second course, however, places a relatively greater emphasis on writing than on reading, speaking, and listening. Continues to address cultural diversity in language arts instruction, with emphasis on linguistic diversity.
CI 567: Children's Literature in the School Curriculum (CI 567) Investigates trends and issues related to teaching literature in the school; focuses attention upon the organization and planning of a balanced literature curriculum (fictional and informational).
CI 568: Contemporary Children's Literature (CI 568) Critically examines literature written for children and youth, including books that have received major national and international awards and prizes; gives particular attention to contemporary children's literature publications and their implications for use in the elementary classroom and school curriculum.