rdg570 | Graduate
Curriculum Const And Assmt: Reading And Lang Arts For Spe
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Theories and Strategies for Reading Instruction for Exceptional Learners
- Examine the developmental timeline of literacy skills for all children.
- Analyze the response to intervention (RTI) process and its strengths and limitations.
- Identify various research-based reasons that students struggle with reading.
- Describe typical signs and symptoms of dyslexia.
- Identify theory and research-based principles of effective reading instruction including phonology and phonemic awareness, among others.
- Analyze the reading process as it pertains to learners with exceptional needs.
Assessing Growth in Literacy and Childrenâ s Literature
- Interpret a formal reading assessment to identify student strengths, weaknesses, and reading level.
- Investigate the use of informal assessments.
- Implement planned supports based on assessment findings.
- Integrate childrenâs literature into units and lessons.
- Analyze the elements of assessment for oral reading and listening comprehension.
Reading Comprehension and Literacy
- Examine the roles of listening comprehension and oral expression in the development of literacy.
- Examine the use of effective oral reading practices to support literacy development.
- Identify instructional strategies and learning tasks for language acquisition.
- Examine the depth of present knowledge of phonics elements through pretest and post-test measures.
The Place of Explicit and Systematic Phonics in Learning
- Examine word attack strategies readers use to process written language for meaning.
- Investigate the utility of phonics and structural analysis generalizations.
- Analyze the place of phonics in a reading program for exceptional learners.
- Analyze methods of evaluating phonics mastery.
- Identify instructional strategies and activities for language acquisition and how they relate to different learning styles.
- Identify pre-reading, reading, and post-reading strategies and learning tasks that enhance comprehension when working with children with exceptional learning needs.
- Evaluate the use of pre-reading, reading, and post-reading activities in a tutoring or small group or classroom context.
- Identify instructional practices and methods for teaching comprehension.
- Deliver and evaluate lessons based on continuous diagnostic assessment.
- Examine the relationship between fluency and comprehension.
- Examine the elements of reading comprehension in reading to learn.
Vocabulary Building and Applications of Writing in the Classroom
- Evaluate pedagogical approaches in vocabulary development.
- Identify methods for developing studentsâ writing.
- Identify strategies to introduce and improve vocabulary skills for students with and without disabilities.
- Evaluate how vocabulary development relates to reading comprehension goals in the response to intervention (RTI) process.
- Identify the connection between vocabulary, word recognition, and reading fluency.
Study Strategies for Writing Across Content Areas and Applications of Writing in the Classroom, Contâ d.
- Identify student and teacher behaviors during the various stages of the writing process.
- Identify methods for evaluating student writing, including analytic scoring.
- Explain how syntax, spelling, and handwriting are integrated in the writing process.
- Identify instructional strategies for teaching writing to exceptional learners.
- Analyze various study strategies and their interdisciplinary application.
Managing the Reading Language Arts Classroom
- Examine the ways in which literature and basal readers are used in the reading classroom.
- Identify ways in which teachers can organize and group students for reading instruction.
- Identify ways that learners with exceptional learning needs can be grouped with general education students for reading instruction.
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