This course emphasizes literacy and learning in grades 6–12. Various influences on reading and writing are analyzed, including new literacies, information and communication technologies, diversity, schema, resources, and student skill level. Participants examine state and national standards, instructional strategies, active engagement techniques, fluency, vocabulary development, and assessment. This is a Clark County, Nevada-specific course.
Literacy, Thinking, Learning, and Reading Comprehension
Analyze literacy as a dynamic, evolving, multidimensional, social concept for diverse learners.
Compare thinking, learning, and reading comprehension.
Technologies and Culturally Responsive Classrooms
Relate information and communication technologies and new literacies to reading, writing, and learning.
Analyze techniques for establishing a multitext, literacy-rich, culturally responsive classroom environment.
Evaluate how assessment helps teachers set instructional goals.
Analyze formal and informal approaches to assessment.
Curriculum and Instructional Materials
Align curriculum to state and national standards in literacy and content areas.
Evaluate instructional materials for difficulty, relevance, structural organization, and readability.
Content Area Literacy
Compare the teacher’s role in functional and in explicit dimensions of content area literacy.
Evaluate the B–D–A Instructional Framework.
Relate reading, thinking, and learning strategies to content area instruction.
Schema, Interest, and Strategy Instruction
Apply strategies to help diverse learners comprehend content.
Apply methods for building on a student’s schema and interest in prereading and postreading activities.
Vocabulary and Concept Development
Analyze techniques to develop vocabulary and concepts.
Determine how to develop vocabulary and concepts in response to diverse student needs.
Dynamic Writing in the Content Areas
Identify opportunities for integrating dynamic writing and reading.
Determine instructional activities to promote writing to learn in the content areas.
Compare types of academic writing journals.
All objectives apply.
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