rdng515 | Graduate
Diagnosis, Remediation, And Differentiated Instruction
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Overview of Reading and Writing Difficulties
- Identify the nature and incidence of reading and writing difficulties.
- Describe the major cognitive, language, emotional, and physical factors involved in reading and writing difficulties.
- Describe the role that social, cultural, family, economic, and educational factors play in a childâs literacy development.
- Explain the unique challenges in diagnosing and supporting English language learners who struggle with literacy.
Assessment, Placement, and Progress Monitoring
- Identify principles of effective assessment, including those intended to identify reading difficulties.
- Compare the purposes, distinguishing features, advantages and limitations of formal and informal literacy assessments.
- Evaluate screening, progress monitoring, and benchmark assessments used to identify, place, and monitor struggling readers.
- Identify principles and techniques for assessing English language learners.
- Analyze tools and screening methods for use with students who see, hear, express, or process language in diverse ways.
Phonemics, Phonics, and Fluency
- Describe the purpose and uses for reading interest inventories as part of a balanced assessment program.
- Identify assessments that can be used to evaluate a studentâs phonemics, phonics, and fluency skills.
- Analyze the impact of decoding difficulties on a struggling reader.
- Select appropriate research-based strategies that could be used to support a student struggling with phonemics, phonics, and/or fluency.
Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension
- Identify assessments that can be used to evaluate a studentâs vocabulary and comprehension skills.
- Explain the nature of vocabulary learning and principles of vocabulary instruction, giving consideration to the unique vocabulary needs of English language learners.
- Plan a program for teaching vocabulary to struggling readers.
- Design lessons that embrace major theories of comprehension and incorporate teaching techniques that foster comprehension.
- Select appropriate research-based strategies that could be used to support students in developing vocabulary and building comprehension skills, including comprehension of content-area texts.
Spelling and Writing
- Identify assessments that can be used to evaluate a studentâs spelling development and writing skills.
- Compare effective programs for struggling writers.
- Evaluate techniques and devices intended to support the development of spelling and writing.
- Develop lessons that highlight the readingâwriting relationship to reinforce the development of literacy skills.
Intervention Programs and Strategies for Differentiated Instruction
- Identify key components of effective classroom instruction that support struggling readers.
- Evaluate instructional strategies and teaching models that support struggling readers, including English language learners.
- Explain basic approaches to intervention, including response to intervention (RTI).
- Critique major intervention programs and the principles upon which they are founded.
- Incorporate models and methods of differentiated instruction into reading lesson plans and units.
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