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Adolescent Reading And Writing Strategies

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This course covers current research on teaching reading and writing to students at the secondary level. Participants examine various comprehension strategies, technology lessons, and assessment techniques. The connection between reading and writing, and critical issues in reading and writing instruction for adolescents are also explored.

This graduate-level course is 4 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 4

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    Defining Literacy and the Effective Practices of Teaching It

    • Analyze the different definitions of literacy.
    • Determine the effective practices of teaching reading and writing.
    • Examine the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards for grades 6–12 and the NCTE/IRA Standards for the English Language Arts.
    • Investigate bilingual education laws and their impact on reading instruction for English language learners.

    Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Strategies

    • Analyze appropriate comprehension strategies such as the use of pre-reading, guided reading, and post-reading activities for students.
    • Examine literal, interpretive, and applied comprehension strategies as implemented in middle and high schools.
    • Determine strategies to improve reading comprehension for linguistically diverse students and students with special needs.
    • Evaluate pedagogical approaches to vocabulary development.
    • Analyze a variety of graphic organizers, instructional techniques, and technologies that support comprehension and metacognitive strategies.

    Assessments for Reading and Evaluating Reading Instruction Materials

    • Examine formative, summative, and standardized assessments for reading lessons.
    • Examine methods for analyzing and interpreting student assessment results.
    • Analyze methods for evaluating textbooks, technology, trade books, and supplementary materials for reading instruction.

    Writing Instruction

    • Analyze the writing process.
    • Examine writing strategies that promote higher-level thinking.
    • Use various writing assessment tools.
    • Determine how to use technology to strengthen students’ writing.
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