rdg504 | Graduate
Theoretical And Research Foundations Of Language & Literary
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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Research on Models of the Reading and Writing Process
- Describe how models of these processes affect instructional decision making.
- Compare and contrast models of the reading process.
- Compare and contrast models of the writing process.
Research on the Expansion of Literacy
- Discuss research concerning the development of vocabulary and comprehension knowledge.
- Identify critical issues concerning struggling readers’ difficulties in acquiring and expanding their vocabulary and comprehension skills and strategies.
- Examine research on learning from different types of texts.
- Analyze research related to e-literacy.
- Prepare instructional recommendations for teachers, based on research findings.
How Research Informs Literacy Instruction
- Describe the impact of research on decision-making, literacy teaching practices, and instructional materials.
- Develop a plan for integrating research into instructional planning.
- Utilize research to create a plan for managing a learner-centered literacy classroom.
Perspectives on Language and Literacy Research
- Analyze historical, political, and public policy influences on language and literacy research.
- Compare and contrast methods of educational research.
- Infer how literacy research can be applied to best practices in the classroom.
Research on the Development of Literacy
- Examine research on the relationships between language development and literacy growth.
- Analyze research and theories focusing on the initial phases of young children's acquisition of literacy.
- Identify critical issues concerning early readers’ individual differences in the acquisition of literacy.
- Prepare recommendations for teachers, based on research findings.
Research on Sociocultural Influences on Literacy Development and Instruction
- Review sociocultural influences on literacy.
- Synthesize research on critical issues related to sociocultural factors and literacy instruction.
- Identify connections between research on sociocultural influences on literacy and best practices in the classroom.
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