rdng512 | Graduate
Research Foundations Of Language And Literacy
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Research on Sociocultural Influences on Literacy Development and Instruction
- Review sociocultural influences on literacy.
- Synthesize research on critical issues related to sociocultural factors and literacy instruction.
- Identify connections between research on sociocultural influences on literacy and best practices in the classroom.
Research on the Development of Literacy and Models of the Reading and Writing Process
- Analyze research and theories focusing on the initial phases of early readersâ acquisition of literacy.
- Evaluate research related to early readersâ individual differences in acquiring literacy.
- Compare and contrast models of the reading and writing processes.
- Describe how models of the reading and writing processes affect instructional decision making.
Research on the Expansion of Literacy; How Research Informs Literacy Instruction
- Discuss research concerning the development of vocabulary and comprehension knowledge.
- Identify critical issues concerning struggling readersâ difficulties in acquiring and expanding their vocabulary and comprehension skills and strategies.
- Examine the benefits of using electronic texts in the classroom to enhance vocabulary and reading comprehension.
- Describe the effect of research on decision-making, literacy teaching practices, and instructional materials.
- Develop a plan for integrating research into instructional planning.
- Utilize research to create a plan for managing a learner-centered literacy classroom.
Perspectives on Language and Literacy Research
- Analyze historical, political, and public policy influences on language and literacy research.
- Compare and contrast methods of educational research.
- Infer how literacy research can be applied to best practices in the classroom.
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