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RDNG/501

Reading Methods: Elementary

Online

Format

$525

Estimated Tuition

credits

Total credits

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Course length

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07 Dec 2021

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Reading Methods: Elementary

Course level: Continuing Teacher Education

This course is designed to provide an integrated approach to reading instruction. Participants analyze current trends for teaching literacy and explore specific strategies designed to help construct meaning across the curriculum. Participants learn methods for meeting the needs of diverse learners and assessing reading performance. In addition, emphasis is placed on components of balanced literacy instruction, including word identification, pre-reading techniques, vocabulary development, fluency, comprehension, writing, and technology-based instruction. This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Alabama, Arkansas, and Kentucky.

Prerequisites

None

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Approaches to Literacy Instruction

  • Explain how an educator’s belief system regarding the teaching of reading may influence his/her approach to reading instruction.
  • Analyze instructional approaches used to teach reading.
  • Compare models of reading and perspectives on reading curriculum.
  • Identify organizational strategies and structures for providing text instruction.

Early Literacy and Diverse Learners; The Reading Assessment Process

  • Explain the process of literacy development in young children.
  • Identify techniques and methods for improving students’ print concept, phonological awareness, and phonemic awareness skills.
  • Describe approaches to teaching phonics and word identification.
  • Analyze strategies that support universal access for diverse learners.
  • Analyze the relationship between assessment and instruction.
  • Define basic concepts and terms related to reading assessment.
  • Examine current trends in reading assessment.
  • Identify examples of formal and informal reading assessments, and the settings in which each assessment should be used.

Comprehension, Vocabulary, and Fluency

  • Develop strategies to enhance reading comprehension in language arts and content area instruction.
  • Compare methods for vocabulary instruction.
  • Identify techniques and activities for improving silent and oral reading fluency.
  • Evaluate strategies that prepare students to read content area subject matter.

Reading and Writing Connection

  • Analyze the relationship between reading and writing.
  • Identify strategies and techniques for integrating reading and writing across the curriculum.
  • Integrate effective writing strategies into literacy learning.
  • Integrate technology tools and media literacy into reading and writing curriculum.

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.

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Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

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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.

 

Next steps

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Credit Transfer

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