elm535 | Graduate

Application Of Research-based Literacy Instruction

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This course focuses on the instructional approaches for literacy within the framework of an integrated curriculum. Teacher candidates will apply research-based instructional and assessment techniques to meet the needs of all learners. Candidates will apply interdisciplinary teaching strategies to develop a variety of writing styles, reading methods, and critical thinking skills in their learners.

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Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6

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    Writing Skills Progression

    • Explore instructional strategies for writing skill development.
    • Evaluate strategies for motivating and supporting reluctant writers.
    • Describe the stages of the writing process using multiple representations that guide learning progression.
    • Examine developmental writing stages.

    Teaching Writing

    • Analyze the six traits model for teaching writing.
    • Examine appropriate leveling, scaffolding, and supporting materials for writing instruction.
    • Assess the importance of teaching spelling, grammar, punctuation, and handwriting.
    • Evaluate the use of rubrics for guiding students and assessing writing.

    Writing Genres and Teaching Interdisciplinary Writing

    • Compare writing genres and their purpose.
    • Investigate cross-disciplinary planning and instructional strategies for implementing writing skills across curriculum.
    • Examine instructional practices for teaching genre-specific writing.
    • Propose strategies for activating, reinforcing, and extending students’ content area vocabulary through writing.

    Assessing Literacy Growth

    • Evaluate research-based methods for assessing and monitoring growth in literacy.
    • Analyze ways to interpret, organize, and manage assessment data.
    • Investigate practices for sharing descriptive feedback with students.
    • Evaluate strategies for developing students’ ability to self-assess their literacy level.

    Enrichment and Intervention Strategies for Literacy

    • Investigate strategies for developing and enhancing critical thinking skills in literacy.
    • Compare methods for determining appropriate texts for student reading levels.
    • Analyze literacy interventions for addressing specific learning needs.
    • Explore home reinforcement literacy activities.

    Resources and Technology for a Literacy-Rich Classroom

    • Investigate multimedia and technological resources that support and enhance literacy learning.
    • Explore professional and community resources to enhance literacy instruction.
    • Describe the components of a literacy-rich English language arts classroom.
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