rdg533 | Graduate
Reading And Writing Instructional Strategies For Adolescents
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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- Determine how to implement literary circles and small groups in reading instruction.
- Analyze methods for improving fluency for middle and high school students.
- Examine models for pre-reading, guided reading, and post-reading instruction.
- Examine literal, interpretive, and applied comprehension strategies as implemented in middle and high schools.
- Compare and contrast the content and structure of narrative and expository texts.
- Analyze a variety of graphic organizers and instructional techniques that support comprehension and metacognitive strategies.
- Evaluate pedagogical approaches to vocabulary development.
Applied Comprehension Strategies
- Identify appropriate pre-reading, guided reading, and post-reading activities for a student or group of students from a middle or high school.
- Analyze appropriate comprehension strategies for a student or a group of students from a middle or high school.
- Determine strategies to improve reading comprehension for linguistically diverse students and students with special needs.
Assessments for Reading
- Examine formative and summative assessments for reading lessons.
- Compare and contrast standardized reading assessments.
- Examine methods for analyzing and interpreting student assessment results.
Technology in the Reading and Writing Classroom
- Evaluate the effectiveness of software programs and websites for reading and writing.
- Determine how to utilize technology to communicate through various writing forms.
- Describe how new forms of technology can be used in reading and writing lessons.
Evaluating Reading Instruction Materials
- Analyze methods for evaluating textbooks, technology, trade books, and supplementary materials for reading instruction.
Review the writing process.
- Examine a variety of written forms.
- Develop writing-to-learn lessons.
- Analyze the emphasis of applying spelling, grammar, and conventions in the writing process.
- Analyze how to organize and manage a successful writing program.
- Utilize various writing assessment tools.
Critical Issues in Reading
- Identify other critical issues in reading and writing for adolescents.
- Analyze the No Child Left Behind Act in relation to reading instruction.
- Investigate bilingual education laws and their impact on reading instruction for English language learners.
- Examine reading and writing instruction in alternative schooling programs.
- Evaluate Response to Intervention.
- Analyze the relationship between dropout rates and secondary education programs for English language learners.
Adolescent Reading and Writing Research
- Analyze the different definitions of literacy.
- Summarize the history of teaching reading and writing to adolescents.
- Determine the current trends in teaching reading and writing to adolescents.
- Examine the state and national standards for grades 7–12 language arts.
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