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Diagnosis And Remediation Of Rdg. And Writing Difficulties

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This course focuses on assessing and addressing a struggling reader’s strengths and needs in the areas of reading and writing. Topics include identifying and implementing appropriate assessments, and communicating assessment results to the student, the student’s teacher, and parents. In addition, candidates select, plan, and implement research-based instruction, and select appropriate instructional materials and technology tools. The course includes a practical application project based on work with the student in a K-12 school setting.

This graduate-level course is 6 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

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    Use of technology for assessment, reporting and instructional interventions

    • Discuss the use of technology to motivate and engage students in both assessments and instructional interventions.
    • Examine the use of electronic portfolios as an assessment and instructional tool.
    • Examine software used to assess reading and writing, including those mandated by states and school districts.
    • Investigate technology tools for reporting assessment results, including those mandated by states and school districts.
    • Explore Internet and technology tools for identifying and implementing reading and writing instruction interventions.

    Classroom management issues

    • Identify possible classroom management issues during assessment and instruction.
    • Investigate methods for organizing and conducting formal and informal assessments.
    • Propose strategies for preventing and resolving classroom management issues related to implementing assessments and instruction.

    Communicating assessment results and student progress to stakeholders

    • Present information on student’s assessment results, intervention plan and results of progress monitoring.
    • Recommend future assessments and activities for the student.
    • Evaluate tutoring experience.
    • Create a response for the Comprehensive Exam.

    Interpreting and reporting assessment results

    • Interpret assessment results for an individual student.
    • Examine reporting purposes and formats.
    • Compare and contrast appropriate methods and settings for communicating assessment results to faculty, staff, families, and students.

    Planning remediation based on assessment results

    • Create a remediation plan for an individual student based on assessment results and identified needs.
    • Explore the use of Response to Intervention (RTI).
    • Review reading and writing intervention programs.

    Selecting appropriate texts and other materials

    • Identify reading materials appropriate for beginning, middle grade, and adolescent readers.
    • Examine leveled texts for guided reading.
    • Investigate literature appropriate for independent reading and book clubs.
    • Examine basal series for teaching reading.

    Teaching reading skills and strategies

    • Identify instructional methods for developing critical thinking in reading and writing instruction.
    • Investigate best practices in teaching all five components of reading.
    • Create a response to Section I of the Comprehensive Exam.

    Strategies for teaching writing and spelling skills

    • Identify best practices for teaching writing and spelling.
    • Explore the various writing programs for teaching writing.

    Reading and writing assessments

    • Identify characteristics and uses of norm-referenced, criterion-referenced, and performance-based assessments.
    • Identify appropriate oral and written methods for assessing individual student progress.
    • Analyze assessments for linguistically diverse and exceptional learners.
    • Identify effective methods for assessing students' attitudes toward reading and writing.
    • Explain the importance of using multiple assessments for decision making.
    • Administer a variety of assessments to an individual student.

    Diagnosing students’ interests, strengths, and needs

    • Examine factors related to reading and writing difficulties.
    • Identify strategies and activities to explore students’ interests.
    • Identify instructional interventions and strategies to address areas of need.
    • Explain the importance of assessing for and building upon strengths.
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