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RDG/570

Curriculum Const & Assmt: Reading & Lang Arts for Spe

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$2160

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23 Nov 2021

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Curriculum Const & Assmt: Reading & Lang Arts for Spe

Course level: EDU Graduate

This course focuses on the most current research, theory, and methods of reading instruction. Teacher candidates will implement teaching and learning strategies that use critical thinking, provide meaningful context, and incorporate student knowledge to develop an integrated unit of instruction. Instruction and assessment techniques, including intervention practices, research-based phonics instruction, and strategies for teaching learners with dyslexia, are modeled. In addition, candidates will examine the writing process and ways to promote skill development for exceptional learners. This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Arkansas, Connecticut, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia. Wisconsin, Wyoming, and individuals who reside outside the United States

Prerequisites

This graduate level course requires proof of completion of a Bachelor's degree. Be prepared to provide documentation during the checkout process.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Topic 1

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  • Examine the development timeline for literacy skills.
  • Explore how disorders, such as dyslexia, affect a learner’s reading ability.
  • Describe the five essential components of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary.
  • Examine the components of phonology, morphology, semantics, graphophonics, and syntax.
  • Explore evidence-based programs and strategies for reading instruction that addresses specific deficiencies.

Topic 2

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  • Investigate commonly used literacy benchmark assessment tools. 
  • Explore informal reading assessments used to identify students’ strengths, weaknesses, and reading levels.
  • Analyze effective systems to organize and communicate diagnostic information.
  • Use formative and summative assessments to identify learners’ needs and develop support strategies.

Topic 3

  • Investigate the use of phonics and decoding strategies.
  • Explore word attack strategies readers use to process written language for meaning.
  • Analyze the place of phonics in a reading program for exceptional learners.
  • Examine methods of evaluating phonics mastery.

Topic 4

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  • Determine the relationship between language acquisition and literacy development.
  • Examine the use of effective oral reading practices to support literacy development across content areas.
  • Evaluate communication modes and skills for learning, expressing learning, and self-expression.
  • Investigate instructional strategies that support and expand learners’ communication through speaking, listening, reading, writing, and other modes.

Topic 5

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  • Examine schema theory and how it relates to reading comprehension.
  • Identify pre-reading, reading, and post-reading strategies to enhance comprehension for diverse learning needs.
  • Examine linguistic and culturally relevant instructional methods to help exceptional learners understand and question ideas from diverse perspectives. 
  • Analyze how reading difficulties may impact exceptional learners in other content areas.
  • Investigate supplemental resources and technologies that ensure accessibility and support students’ comprehension.

Topic 6

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  • Examine instructional strategies for vocabulary development for exceptional learners.
  • Integrate teaching methodologies for the vocabulary development of exceptional learners.
  • Identify the connection between vocabulary, word recognition, and reading fluency.

Prerequisite details

Prerequisites details

A prerequisite is required for this course. The purpose of a prerequisite is to ensure students have the knowledge and/or skills needed to be successful in the course. Students are required to provide proof of prerequisite during the enrollment/registration process.

To meet a course prerequisite requirement, a student must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Successfully completed the prerequisites course at University of Phoenix

  • Provide proof via transcript of completing a comparable course (at least 75% match) or higher level course with at least a grade of C at another institution.

  • Have a University of Phoenix approved Student Appeal on file with the University.

Prepare your documents

During the checkout process you will be prompted to provide proof of the requirement(s). If you completed the prerequisite at another institution, be prepared to upload an official/unofficial transcript.

Still have questions?

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Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

 

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