o Describe what you think you will need to know to be an effective language arts teacher.
o Explain why you feel this knowledge will help you become an effective language arts teacher.
The first skill you will need is classroom management. You can be the greatest, most knowledgeable Language Arts teacher that ever lived, but if you cannot get a child to sit down, leave their neighbor alone and be quiet so you can present a lesson, all your content and curriculum knowledge, differentiated lesson plans and skills won't get to first base. Find a classroom management strategy that works for you, and use it consistently. I recommend Lee Canter's Assertive Discipline method. Find one. Learn it. Use it.
The second thing you will need to know is ...
What is required to be an effective language arts teacher.