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Reading And Writing Instructional Strategies For Elementary

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This course considers the guiding principles of literacy development of children, kindergarten through 6th grade. It examines diversity and the role of culture, community, family, and language in children’s growth as readers and writers. In addition, it considers the influence of assessment, technology, and print choices on children’s reading and writing development.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Assessment of Reading and Writing in the Classroom

    • Analyze the role of attitude and interest surveys to assess children’s at-home and at-school reading and writing.
    • Examine the role of Response to Intervention in reading and writing assessment.
    • Examine critical issues in reading and writing assessment.
    • Identify tools and methods used in the elementary classroom to assess reading and writing strengths, interests, and needs.

    Foundations of Reading Instruction

    • Identify instructional strategies to teach phonemic awareness, phonics, word identification, and structural analysis.
    • Identify components of an effectively managed literacy classroom.
    • Describe the components of an effective literacy lesson.
    • Synthesize classroom management strategies into an effective literacy lesson.

    Reading Instruction for Diverse Learners

    • Identify pre-reading, during reading, and post-reading comprehension strategies for all readers.
    • Examine vocabulary- and fluency-building techniques for all readers.
    • Analyze the effectiveness of various groupings for instruction.
    • Propose methods for effectively managing reading instruction for all learners.
    • Examine the influence of schema, family, culture, language, and community on children’s literacy development.
    • Examine the role of Response to Intervention in reading and writing instruction.
    • Explore critical issues regarding reading instruction for all learners.

    Reading Materials for Diverse Learners

    • Examine current trends in children’s literature.
    • Explore methods for teaching story structure and literary elements.
    • Evaluate grade-level textbooks and basals.
    • Examine websites and software that promote reading.

    Writing Instruction for Diverse Learners

    • Examine the influence of schema, family, culture, language, and community on children’s writing development.
    • Identify methods for effectively managing the writing classroom.

    Stages of Writing Development

    • Analyze the stages of the writing process.
    • Explore methods for teaching children to write using literary elements and story structure.
    • Examine the role of spelling, grammar, and handwriting in children’s reading and writing.
    • Examine writing as a response to reading.

    Writing Materials for Diverse Learners

    • Analyze various writing materials and tools that aid children’s writing development.
    • Identify various forms and functions of and audiences for children’s writing.
    • Examine websites and software that promote writing.
    • Analyze critical issues regarding writing instruction for all learners.

    The Reflective Teacher of Reading and Writing

    • Examine the importance of teacher reflection to improve reading and writing instruction and assessment.
    • Identify personal areas of strength and areas needing improvement in teaching children to read and write.
    • Identify ways of incorporating reflection into the planning and teaching process.

    Guiding Principles of Reading and Writing Development

    • Examine theories concerning language development and emergent literacy.
    • Identify how the four language skills affect reading and writing development.
    • Analyze schema, choice, interest, and time as they relate to reading and writing.
    • Examine the standards for literacy developed by the International Reading Association.
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