eld535 | Graduate
Teaching Reading And Writing To English Learners
This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Assessment of Reading and Writing
- Describe theoretical approaches to literacy assessment.
- Identify a variety of assessment tools.
- Examine the use of multiple measures of assessment.
Program Models for Biliteracy Development
- Define biliteracy and describe the differences between bilingual programs and biliteracy.
- Identify characteristics and indicators of effective biliteracy development programs.
- Examine a variety of educational programs that enhance biliteracy skills.
Discuss the effect of recent legislation and citizen initiatives on bilingual education programs.
- Describe testing requirements for English learners and how students are placed in a level of competence.
- Analyze various theories of language acquisition.
- Describe processes and factors of learning a second language in the school setting.
Oral Language Development
- Examine instructional strategies that strengthen oral language development.
- Analyze the influence of oral language proficiency in content areas.
- Identify classroom assessments of second language oral development.
- Identify characteristics of oral language production for beginning and intermediate English learners.
Reading and Writing across the Curriculum
- Examine research on integration of reading and writing.
- Integrate content area strategies for reading and writing.
- Analyze how thematic units enhance reading and writing skills.
The Reading Process for English Learners
- Examine research regarding second language reading and biliteracy.
- Identify characteristics and instructional strategies of beginning and intermediate readers.
- Describe instructional reading strategies for English learners.
Writing as a Process
- Identify the steps of process writing.
- Evaluate the use of peer collaboration and editing in writing.
- Identify characteristics of beginning and intermediate writers.
- Identify strategies to enhance writing skills.
- Describe the benefits of process writing for English learners.
Classroom Practices for Biliteracy
- Describe the benefits of scaffolding for biliteracy development.
- Analyze the characteristics of Sheltered Instruction (SI) or Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE) that promote biliteracy development.
- Examine the pre-, during-, and post-reading strategies that promote biliteracy development.
- Identify factors that influence early literacy development.
- Examine theoretical perspectives and research on emergent literacy.
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