elm534 | Graduate
Elements Of Literacy Content And Curricular Knowledge
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Language Learning and Literacy
- Examine language functions and their role in literacy development.
- Evaluate the relationship between cognitive development, language learning, and literacy.
- Investigate instructional strategies and activities for language acquisition that promote literacy development.
- Define the components of language: phonology, morphology, semantics, sound-symbol relationship, discourse, and syntax.
- Describe the connections between listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking in literacy development.
Reading Theory and Content Standards
- Investigate theories and principles on which differentiated reading instruction is based.
- Examine instructional approaches for the teaching of reading.
- Describe the five essential components of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary.
- Identify the specific state content standards for Kâ8 reading and English language arts.
Phonemic Awareness and Systematic Phonics Instruction
- Differentiate between phonemic awareness, phonological awareness, and phonics.
- Evaluate the importance of phonemic awareness as a predictor of reading skills.
- Explore how disorders, such as dyslexia, may impact learnersâ ability to read.
- Compare methods and approaches for phonics instruction.
- Assess the importance of progress monitoring to identify learner strengths, weaknesses, and growth in reading.
- Explore assessment types and methods for evaluating phonics mastery and reading performance.
Learning to Read
- Investigate the use of print awareness and concepts for teaching reading.
- Describe the transition from word decoding to fluency.
- Compare the relationship between fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
- Examine strategies for developing oral reading fluency.
- Analyze the significance of parental support and involvement in reading development.
- Identify screening tools and assessments used to alert educators to potential reading problems.
Reading to Learn
- Investigate factors that impact reading comprehension.
- Explain schema theory and its relation to reading comprehension.
- Apply the strategy of pre-reading, reading, and post-reading activities for reading instruction.
- Examine the use of close reading for building comprehension of complex text.
- Describe the connection between reading and writing in literacy development.
Instructional Materials and Best Practices
- Explore ways to incorporate childrenâs literature in the elementary classroom.
- Analyze strategies for promoting student engagement in books.
- Classify multimedia and educational technologies that support reading development.
- Examine methods for differentiating reading materials.
- Investigate instructional principles and strategies for teaching students with linguistic, cultural, academic, and cognitive diversity.
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