rdg541 | Graduate
Reading Skills And Practicum (6-12)
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Instructional Approaches and Theories for Grades 6–12
- Describe the characteristics of differentiated instruction in a 6-12 literacy program.
- Describe a literacy continuum for middle school and high school students, including struggling readers.
- Explain how models of reading are reflected in classroom practice.
- Justify integrated language approaches for students.
- Propose modifications and accommodations to instruction and assessment for struggling readers, culturally and linguistically diverse learners, and students with disabilities.
- Compare the types and purposes of literacy assessments for students in grades 6-12.
- Analyze the results of an Informal Reading Inventory administered to a student in grades 6-12.
- Identify critical issues for the assessment of struggling readers and English language learners.
- Communicate the results of an Informal Reading Inventory to identified stakeholders.
- Plan evidence-based interventions, based on assessment results.
Development of Literacy in Content Areas
- Recommend approaches for developing students’ academic language in grades 6–12.
- Determine techniques for developing comprehension and study skills in the content areas for students in grades 6–12.
- Explain intervention methods for struggling readers in the content areas.
Struggling Adolescent Readers and English Language Learners
- Identify the characteristics of struggling adolescent readers.
- Explain factors that predispose students to literacy difficulties.
- Analyze critical issues for organizing and delivering instruction to struggling adolescent readers.
- Describe the specific literacy needs of English language learners in grades 6–12.
Decoding, Vocabulary, and Fluency
- Select appropriate approaches for decoding instruction and assessment, including phonics and structural analysis, for students in grades 6–12.
- Recommend techniques for vocabulary development for students in grades 6–12.
- Determine best practices for developing and assessing reading fluency for students in grades 6–12.
- Identify appropriate methods of intervention when students struggle with decoding, vocabulary, and fluency.
- Explain how schema theory relates to reading comprehension.
- Recommend pre-reading, during-reading, and post-reading activities that support reading comprehension for students in grades 6–12.
- Model how awareness of text structure and genre facilitates comprehension.
- Identify coaching and mentoring techniques to support comprehension assessment and instruction.
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