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RDNG/510

Content Area Reading & Writing for Adolescents

Online

Format

$525

Estimated Tuition

credits

Total credits

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Course length

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14 Dec 2021

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Content Area Reading & Writing for Adolescents

Course level: Continuing Teacher Education

In this course, participants explore the teaching of reading and writing in grades 6-12 content area classrooms. Participants learn instructional strategies, comprehension strategies, vocabulary strategies, and techniques for using reading and writing to learn across content area lines. Methods for differentiating instruction as well as assessing reading and writing are examined. This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Alabama, Arkansas, and Kentucky.

Prerequisites

None

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Area Classroom

  • Define the various terms associated with literacy types: adolescent literacy, critical literacy, information literacy, media literacy, multicultural literacy, multiple literacies, new literacies, and content literacies.
  • Analyze adolescent literacy development.
  • Describe learning with new literacies, multiliteracies, and texts.
  • Compare teaching and learning literacy in an age of multiple literacies with teaching for college and career readiness.
  • Determine what is meant by writing to learn, writing to read, and reading to write in the content area classroom.
  • Analyze how students use writing to create and solve problems.
  • Explain the similarities and differences between writing to read and reading to write.
  • Compare formal and informal writing in the content area classroom.

Instructional Strategies and Techniques for Reading in the Content Area Classroom

  • Determine instructional strategies and techniques to enhance adolescents’ comprehension.
  • Describe vocabulary activities to foster comprehension of content area text.
  • Analyze how comprehension strategies both guide and extend critical thinking skills.
  • Explain the need for academic vocabulary use across content area lines.

Instructional Strategies and Technology Used for Writing in the Content Area Classroom

  • Explain the role of technology in writing.
  • Determine how the use of technology enriches the teaching of writing.
  • Compare instructional writing strategies to determine their effectiveness in the content area classroom.
  • Explain how writing strategies enhance content area instruction.

Differentiating Instruction and Assessing Reading and Writing in the Content Area Classroom

  • Create reading and writing activities that meet the needs of adolescents with varied abilities and learning preferences.
  • Select pre-reading, guided reading, and post-reading activities that heighten comprehension and retention for diverse learners.
  • Determine the best formal and informal assessments needed for reading and writing instruction across content area lines.
  • Explain the use of digital assessments such as portfolios, rubrics, and self-assessments.

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.

Still have questions?

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(866) 354-1800

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(866) 354-1800

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Why UOPX

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University of Phoenix

Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org) or its predecessor for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

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

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

 

Next steps

Start a conversation about your future with an enrollment representative today.

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Transfer credit

Credit Transfer

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How to request your transcripts

Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice. If you have a question contact us at (866) 354-1800.

The University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. Although our continuing teacher education courses are accepted by some state agencies in the United States toward teacher certifications and endorsements, this may not be the case in all states or foreign jurisdictions. If you plan to use courses for certification or endorsement, please check with your own state agency and your school district for applicability. Continuing teacher education courses are not eligible to apply to degree programs at University of Phoenix. These courses are not eligible for federal financial aid. Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative. If you have a question contact us at (866) 354-1800.

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