sec534 | Graduate
Reading In The Content Area
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Foundations and Trends of Content Area Literacy
- Identify characteristics of effective teaching in content area literacy.
- Analyze the importance of adolescent literacy in 21st-century society.
- Identify trends in literacy for your discipline, including the new literacies of the 21st century.
- Use interdisciplinary themes to develop diverse social and cultural perspectives and promote content area literacy.
- Identify methods for integrating local and global issues awareness across disciplines.
- Describe typical signs and symptoms of dyslexia in secondary-age students.
Assessing Students; Planning Instruction
- Evaluate appropriate formative and summative assessments that assess student interest, prior knowledge, present level of understanding, and application of learning.
- Identify tools and strategies for assessing the complexity, appropriateness, interest, and accessibility of content area texts.
- Evaluate strategies for incorporating short- and long-term planning across disciplines as a means of assuring student learning.
- Describe best practices in planning and designing instruction that actively engage students in literacy- and subject-related activities.
- Plan study units that incorporate instructional activities to connect literacy and learning and explore the interrelatedness of content.
Academic Language: Building Vocabulary by Discipline
- Integrate academic language appropriate for your content area into your lesson planning.
- Evaluate methods of applying word knowledge and promote independent word learning of discipline-specific vocabulary.
- Examine the use of language supports in content lessons to promote learning for diverse learners.
- Incorporate structures and tools for discipline-specific academic language instruction into your lesson planning.
Disciplinary Reading Strategies and Inquiry-Based Strategies
- Identify pre-reading strategies that activate prior knowledge and raise interest in a subject or topic.
- Evaluate the use of reading strategies to guide learners to understand, question, and analyze knowledge, skills, and abilities that are central to your discipline.
- Adapt instructional strategies that support thinking and learning with text to fit your content area.
- Justify the use of interdisciplinary connections to analyze ideas from diverse perspectives and promote learnersâ achievement of content standards.
- Justify the use of inquiry-based instructional methods to enhance learning and literacy in the content area.
Disciplinary Writing Strategies and Studying Text
- Analyze the importance of integrating reading and writing across the curriculum.
- Differentiate between writing-to-learn activities and writing in the disciplines.
- Evaluate the use of the writing process to guide learners to understand, question, and analyze the knowledge, skills, and abilities that are central to your discipline.
- Integrate strategies for engaging learners in the assessment of writing, including identifying quality work, applying feedback, and setting individual goals.
- Evaluate frameworks, procedures, and strategies that support students in effectively studying texts.
New Literacies and Technology Integration; Collaboration
- Describe characteristics of new literacies and how they differ from traditional views of reading and writing.
- Justify technology integration to promote literacy growth across disciplines.
- Incorporate technology tools and strategies for using new literacies into content area lesson planning.
- Identify ways to collaborate with colleagues to promote academic language use, interdisciplinary connections, and a common culture that supports high expectations for students.
- Evaluate strategies for student-to-student and student-to-teacher collaboration to enhance learning and literacy in the content area.
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