rdg570 | Graduate

Curriculum Const And Assmt: Reading And Lang Arts For Spe

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This course focuses on the most current research, theory, and methods of reading instruction, while providing students with the background knowledge in language arts necessary to prepare an integrated reading unit of instruction. Various instructional and assessment techniques, including research-based phonics, are modeled. A practical application project, based on work with a student in a K-8 school setting, is incorporated into the course requirements.

This graduate-level course is 8 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 4
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 8 weeks

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    The Place of Explicit and Systematic Phonics in Learning

    • 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.
    • Examine word attack strategies readers use to process written language for meaning.

    Comprehension Connections

    • 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 students’ 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.

    Theories and Strategies for Reading Instruction for Exceptional Learners

    • 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.
    • 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.

    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 children’s 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.
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