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EDU-451 Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas II

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Examines methods, purposes, and criteria used in diagnosing strengths and weaknesses of students with a range of reading abilities; e.g., special needs, gifted and talented, ESOL.  The focus is on authentic formal and informal assessment of individual secondary school students and application of test results in various secondary curriculum content areas.  The course includes an applied, school-based assessment experience. [3 credits]

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  1. Use appropriate before, during and after reading strategies that support content area learning, various learning styles, and the CCSS
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of a variety of strategies that promote independence in content area reading
  3. Recognize various patterns of reading problems and demonstrate the use of a variety of approaches to assist students who are experiencing difficulty
  4. Incorporate methods of teaching reading that address: learning preferences, ELL, and learning disabilities
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of the integration of technology into the content area
  6. Use writing strategies that facilitate learning in the content areas
  7. Practice various approaches for informational reading, including text generated questions
  8. Explain assorted note taking and study skill approaches for teaching content material

COURSE REQUIREMENTS: 

  1. Class participation/attendance                                  
  2. Content Area Reading Strategy (CARS)    
  3. Web Quest Discussion          
  4. Annotated Bibliography Internet Project
  5. Deeper Reading Lesson (CCSS)              
  6. Revised Lesson Plan

REQUIRED/RECOMMENDED TEXTBOOK(S) OR MATERIALS:

Access the bookstore website at www.ndm.bncollege.com  for textbook information.

OTHER COURSE INFORMATION:

There are no required readings prior to the start of the course.