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Research Foundations Of Language And Literacy

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This course provides participants with foundational knowledge on the study of research and how it is applied to critical issues in the field of language and literacy. Participants examine research on developing and expanding literacy, sociocultural influences on literacy, how research informs literacy instruction, and models of the reading process.

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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    Perspectives on Language and Literacy Research

    • Infer how literacy research can be applied to best practices in the classroom.
    • Analyze historical, political, and public policy influences on language and literacy research.
    • Compare and contrast methods of educational research.

    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 readers’ acquisition of literacy.
    • Evaluate research related to early readers’ 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 readers’ 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.
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