read522 | Graduate
Reading And Writing Instructional Strategies For Elementary
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Foundations of Reading Instruction
- Describe the components of an effective literacy lesson.
- Synthesize classroom management strategies into an effective literacy lesson.
- Identify instructional strategies to teach phonemic awareness, phonics, word identification, and structural analysis.
- Identify components of an effectively managed literacy classroom.
Guiding Principles of Reading and Writing Development
- Examine the standards for literacy developed by the International Reading Association.
- 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.
Assessment of Reading and Writing in the Classroom
- Identify tools and methods used in the elementary classroom to assess reading and writing strengths, interests, and needs.
- 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.
Stages of Writing Development
- Examine writing as a response to reading.
- 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.
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.
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.
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