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Curr Const & Assmt: Reading Methods For Secondary Settings

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This course focuses on the design and delivery of content-based literacy strategies (reading, writing, listening and speaking) in single subject classrooms.  Emphasis is placed on instructional planning, design, and delivery; assessment; universal access and differentiated instruction. Candidates use this knowledge to prepare a comprehensive content area lesson plan. Guided field experience, based on work with a 7th-12th-grade student, is incorporated into the course requirements.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

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

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    Universal Access and Differentiated Curriculum

    • Integrate oral and written English language conventions into teaching and learning.
    • Evaluate literature, technology, and other resources for instructional use.
    • Describe what is meant by the “full range” of learners in the single subject classroom.
    • Describe the importance of a safe learning environment when providing differentiated instruction.
    • Discuss the use of assessment results in providing universal access to the reading/language arts curriculum.
    • Implement instructional planning and delivery strategies for diverse learners, including. gifted and talented, English learners, and student with other special learning needs.

    Reading/Language Arts Framework

    • Study the content and structure of the California Department of Education Reading/Language Arts Framework.
    • Examine the structure and content of the grade 4-8 and 9-12 reading/language arts content standards.
    • Examine the progression of research on reading/language arts instruction.
    • Explain the role of teachers, families, and communities in helping students develop and maintain content-based literacy skills.
    • Describe the components of the field experience/practicum for the course.

    National and State Standards

    • Examine the progression of the grade 4-8 and 9-12 content standards for reading, writing, written and oral language conventions, and listening and speaking.
    • Analyze the content and structure of curricular and instructional profiles for grades 4-8 and 9-12.
    • Describe academic language and content area vocabulary and their relationship to content-based literacy.
    • Implement the elements of effective instructional design.
    • Incorporate the appropriate grade level content standards into instructional planning.
    • Integrate reading/language arts instruction into other content areas.

    Instructional Delivery: Reading

    • Analyze the elements of reading instruction for grades 4-8 and 9-12 (word analysis, fluency, and systematic vocabulary development; reading comprehension; literary response and analysis).
    • Integrate written and oral English language conventions into teaching and learning.
    • Evaluate literature, technology, and other resources for instructional use.

    Instructional Delivery: Writing

    • Evaluate literature, technology, and other resources for instructional use.
    • Analyze the elements of writing instruction for grades 4-8 and 9-12 (strategies and applications).
    • Integrate written English language conventions into teaching and learning.

    Instructional Delivery: Listening and Speaking

    • Analyze the elements of listening and speaking instruction for grades 4-8 and 9-12 (strategies and applications).
    • Integrate oral English language conventions into teaching and learning.
    • Evaluate literature, technology, and other resources for instructional use.

    Reading/Language Arts Assessment

    • Describe the relationship between assessment and instruction.
    • Distinguish between formal and informal assessments.
    • Demonstrate the use of entry-level assessment, monitoring of progress, and summative assessment in grades 4-8 and 9-12.
    • Analyze and interpret assessment results for use in instructional planning and delivery.
    • Examine California’s statewide assessments (STAR, CAHSEE, CELDT).
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