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EDU-309 Instruction in Reading

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

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]

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Promote the development of word recognition with systematic, explicit approaches.  Increase students’ knowledge of word meanings through vocabulary that promotes comprehension.  
  2. Foster students’ independent strategies for extending vocabulary through reading. 
  3. Promote fluency by using research-based techniques that cause students to read accurately and with sufficient speed to understand text at an independent level. 
  4. Know and use a variety of explicit research supporting comprehension approaches. 
  5. Articulate a research-based framework and practices for grouping for differentiated reading instruction. 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS: 

  1. Weekly readings
  2. Class preparation for active participation in discussions
  3. Completion of all weekly and course assignments
  4. 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.