EDU-309-20, Instruction in Reading (SU14)
INSTRUCTOR: Patricia Angelini, E-MAIL:firstname.lastname@example.org
SCHEDULE/DAY/TIME: Special/Monday/Wednesday/6:00-9:00PM, 06/25/2014-07/21/2014
The participants will explore current research findings related to integrated language arts instruction; effective formative and summative assessments; strategies and methods to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills; and effective lesson planning. This course is web-enhanced.
By the end of the course participants will be able to:
-Discuss the importance of a solid language base as the foundation for a successful literacy experience.
-Identify key elements of a beginning reading program and skills needed for later reading success.
-Identify techniques for teaching word recognition and meaning and for facilitating ongoing vocabulary development.
-Demonstrate the understanding of comprehension.
-Demonstrate knowledge of writing as a process and strategies for enabling students to develop and refine writing skills.
-Identify ways of integrating technology and the language arts across the curriculum.
-Identify cognitive and metacognitive strategies that will provide success for diverse learners.
A combination of lecture, cooperative learning, small group discussion, and demonstration will be employed.
REQUIREMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS:
The students are required to:
-Attend class. Absences or consistent lateness will lower the grade.
-Read assigned texts/materials and prepare discussion questions.
-Participate in class discussions and activities.
-Complete three projects.
-Grades will be based on class attendance, active and appropriate participation, and completion and quality of assignments.
-Final Grade: Attendance and participation 10%, Project #1 30%, Project #2 30%, Project #3 30%.