READING METHODS: PRIMARY
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Choose an upcoming start date: 10 Nov 2020
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Choose an upcoming start date: 12 Jan 2021
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Course level: "Continuing Teacher Education"
"<p>This course explores current theories and methods to support young children in making a successful start in reading. Participants explore principles of language acquisition and reading; children's transitions from oral language to concepts of print; and the techniques, technology, and texts to begin the development of college- and career-ready readers and writers. Participants analyze effective methods to monitor and assess children's reading, while differentiating reading instruction based on experiential background, language, culture, and special learning needs.</p> <p><strong><i>This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Alabama, Arkansas, and Kentucky.</i></strong></p>"
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What you'll learn
What you’ll learn
Principles of Language Acquisition and Reading
- Define language acquisition and literacy using evidence from current theory, standards, and research.
- Describe primary readers in terms of their experiential, cognitive, social, emotional, cultural, and language development.
- Identify meaningful activities and interactions that influence children’s language acquisition and reading.
- Explain the roles that sight words, the alphabet, and phonological awareness play in children’s transition from oral to written language.
- Evaluate learning contexts to support English language learners’ conversational and academic language development.
Foundations of Print
- Demonstrate ways that children build concepts of print.
- Apply methods to teach and assess phonemic awareness.
- Explain the role of cueing systems in primary reading instruction.
- Identify techniques for teaching vocabulary and phonics.
Texts, Comprehension, and Fluency
- Describe fluency in terms of automaticity, speed, and prosody.
- Identify daily opportunities to build children’s word knowledge and academic vocabulary.
- Explain the role that high frequency words play in reading and writing.
- Analyze children’s spelling development.
- Explain how text complexity and selection can influence reading comprehension.
- Identify ways that readers approach, interpret, and connect to literature and informational texts.
- Evaluate methods for modeling, think-alouds, and applying fix-up tips.
- Select appropriate texts for English language learners and readers with varying experiences, interests, and abilities.
Reading Classroom and Curriculum
- Describe the components of a rigorous and critical reading and writing framework.
- Identify prompts that teachers use to check children’s reading comprehension.
- Apply strategies, texts, and technology to differentiate instruction based on experiential background, language, culture, and special learning needs.
- Apply strategies to develop college- and career-ready readers and writers.
- Present methods to monitor and assess primary reading and writing.