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EDU-309-20, Instruction in Reading (SU15)

INSTRUCTOR: Lauren McHugh

SCHEDULE/DAY/TIME: Special/Monday –Thursday/6:00 to 9:30 PM, 07/13/2015-07/23/2015

CONTENT:

This course is designed to give participants familiarity with a representative array of research-based instructional techniques and strategies in reading.  Participants will learn instructional routines and strategies in the five major components of reading instruction (phonological and phonemic awareness; phonics; fluency development; vocabulary; and comprehension) suitable for various age and ability groups.  Throughout the course, participants will demonstrate their knowledge of the instructional routines and strategies by role-play, demonstrations, critiquing good and inadequate models, using the Common Core Reading Standards, and reviewing the research support of those approaches

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

On successful completion of the course, the learner will be able to; The objective is met by:

***Promote the development of word recognition with systematic, explicit approaches. InTasc 7, 8; SEO 2, 3; Class discussions and Presentations

***Increase students’ knowledge of word meanings through vocabulary that promotes comprehension. InTasc 7, 8; SEO 2, 3; Creation of vocabulary lesson plan

***Foster students’ independent strategies for extending vocabulary through reading. InTasc 7, 8; SEO 2, 3; Creation of vocabulary lesson plan and Class discussions

***Promote fluency by using research-based techniques that cause students to read accurately and with sufficient speed to understand text at an independent level. InTasc 1,7; SEO 2, 3; Text reading and Class discussion

***Know and use a variety of explicit research supporting comprehension approaches. InTasc 7, 8; SEO 2, 3; Creation of thematic unit, Creation of comprehension lesson plan and Class presentation

***Articulate a research-based framework and practices for grouping for differentiated reading instruction. InTasc 2, 3, 7, 8; SEO 2, 3, 5; Class discussions

METHODS:

Assigned text and other readings

Small-group discussions in class

Interactive lecture

In-class oral presentations (group facilitation)

Written assignments

REQUIREMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS: 

Weekly readings

Class preparation for active participation in discussions

Completion of all weekly and course assignments

Active participation in class and small groups

95% to 100% = A; 90% to 94% = B+; 84% to 89% = B; 79% to 83% = C+; 70% to 78% = C; 60% to 69% = D; Less than 60% = F

REQUIRED TEXT(S) OR MATERIALS:

Gunning, Thomas, G.  (2013). Creating Literacy Instruction for all Students, (8th ed.).  New York: Allyn and Bacon.  ISBN: 978-0-13-268579-5

RECOMMENDED READINGS OR MATERIALS:  n/a

READINGS AND/OR ASSIGNMENTS TO BE DONE PRIOR TO THE FIRST CLASS: n/a