EDU-309 Instruction in Reading
This course is designed to increase the participant's familiarity with a representative array of research-based instructional techniques and strategies in reading. Participants will learn age-appropriate instructional routines and strategies in the five major components of reading instruction (phonological and phonemic awareness; phonics, spelling and word study; fluency development; vocabulary; and comprehension). Throughout the course candidates will demonstrate their knowledge of the instructional routines and strategies by role-play, live demonstration, critiquing models, using the Common Core Reading Standards, and reviewing the research in support of those approaches. Prerequisite: PRAXIS I. [4 credits]
- Promote the development of word recognition with systematic, explicit approaches. Increase students’ knowledge of word meanings through vocabulary that promotes comprehension.
- Foster students’ independent strategies for extending vocabulary through reading.
- Promote fluency by using research-based techniques that cause students to read accurately and with sufficient speed to understand text at an independent level.
- Know and use a variety of explicit research supporting comprehension approaches.
- Articulate a research-based framework and practices for grouping for differentiated reading instruction.
- Weekly readings
- Class preparation for active participation in discussions
- Completion of all weekly and course assignments
- Active participation in class and small groups
REQUIRED/RECOMMENDED TEXTBOOK(S) OR MATERIALS:
Access the bookstore website at www.ndm.bncollege.com for textbook information.
OTHER COURSE INFORMATION:
This course does not require any assignments prior to the first class.