EDU-451-01, Teaching Reading/Writing Cont Areas II (WN13)
INSTRUCTOR: Harriet Porton
SCHEDULE/DAY/TIME: Saturdays/9:00-4:00 PM, 01/05/2013-01/26/2013
This course is designed as an introduction to Common Core State Standards (CCSS) that require teachers in all content areas to study writing and reading as processes of comprehending, analyzing and extending meaning from text as demonstrated by enhanced higher order thinking, reading, and writing skills as required by each content’s discipline. Participants will explore, practice, and demonstrate improved competence in infusing CCSS into their current practices. In addition, participants will explore the interaction of receptive language (reading and listening) and expressive language (writing and speaking). Issues surrounding gender issues, at-risk students, and access to higher learning for all learners will be highlighted throughout the course.
- Participants will learn about the current status of CCSS in each of the four designated content areas. (EDO 2; INTASC 1).
- Participants will learn how to integrate CCSS into their current planning and instructional practices. (EDO 2, 3,4, 5; INTASC 1,3,4,6,7,8).
- Participants will learn about attachment, schema, and how the brain learns. (EDO 2; INTAC 1).
- Participants will utilize this information in order to plan effectively with these issues in mind. (EDO 2, 3, 4, 5; INTASC 1,3,6).
- Participants will learn how to use successful instructional and management strategies to help their students transition to the new standards. (EDO 2, 3, 5; INTASC 1,3 ,4, 8).
- Participants will learn how to construct effective assessments that match in format and content the strategies used in class to reach the day’s goals. (EDO 2, 3,4, 5; INTASC 3,4,8,9).
Lectures; Role-play; Discussions; Group work; Reflective writing
REQUIREMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS:
- Class attendance and promptness: No absences from class are accepted. If you cannot attend the first class, please do not register for this class. There are NO exceptions to this policy.
- Class promptness - 10 points if a student is never late.
- Class participation - 10 points for participating in class and group discussions, and demonstrating appropriate decorum.
- Three lesson plans - 60 points (20 points each)
- Four journals - 20 points (5 points each)
REQUIRED TEXT(S) OR MATERIALS:
Helping Struggling Learners Succeed in School, Porton, H.D. (2013)
2 inch binder for course booklet to be distributed the first day of class
RECOMMENDED READINGS OR MATERIALS:
CCSS as published by (http://www.corestandards.org)
READINGS AND/OR ASSIGNMENTS TO BE DONE PRIOR TO THE FIRST CLASS:
Chapter 1 - How to plan for instruction Helping Struggling Learners
Chapter 3 - Effective grouping strategies Helping Struggling Learners