rdg558 | Graduate
Secondary Content Area Literacy
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Foundations of Disciplinary Literacy
- Examine the content and milestones for the literacy standards.
- Describe disciplinary-based literacy.
- Explain the role of the content-based teacher in teaching literacy.
- Describe how the English Language Arts/English Language Development (ELA-ELD) Framework supports the acquisition of California literacy standards for students.
Instructional Planning and Design
- Examine content standards for reading, writing, written, and oral language.
- Explore the use of collaborative activities in the classroom to encourage engagement and support content comprehension.
- Explain a variety of instructional strategies to support student learning.
- Describe how to differentiate content, process, or product to support diverse learners' access to core content.
Instructional Delivery - Reading
- Explore the structures and features of various types of texts and their impact on reading comprehension of informational text.
- Evaluate the use of prior knowledge, pre-reading, guided reading, post-reading strategies, and vocabulary development in the content area classroom.
- Incorporate the use of critical reading and thinking strategies in the content area classroom through the evaluation of literature, trade books, technology, and other resources for instructional use.
Instructional Delivery - Writing
- Analyze the elements of writing instruction for grades 6â8 and 9â12: strategies and applications including development, organization, style-appropriate to task, and audience.
- Integrate written English language conventions into teaching and learning.
- Analyze the purpose of and teachings strategies for different writing genres (argument, informative, narrative).
- Describe how the reading and writing processes conjointly contribute to instructional delivery.
Listening and Speaking Strategies
- Analyze the speaking and listening standards in grades 6-8 or 9-12.
- Integrate oral English language conventions into teaching and learning.
- Evaluate effective listening strategies.
- Examine methods and strategies that demonstrate studentsâ ability to articulate and support their perspective.
Assessment & Universal Access
- Describe the relationship between formal and informal assessment and instruction.
- Analyze and interpret assessment results for use in instructional planning and delivery.
- Describe what is meant by the full range of learners in the single-subject classroom.
- Discuss the use of assessment results in providing universal access to the reading and language arts across all content areas.
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