Nov 24, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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TED-2820 Teaching Reading in the Content Area, Part I


Credits 3
Addresses teaching middle school and high school students to improve their ability to read and learn from text, regardless of the class they are taking. It will help teachers and potential teachers, regardless of subject area, understand the importance of literacy in their classroom, the weaknesses of struggling readers and writers, and the impact of technology on literacy development in our society. Students taking the course will study, use, and evaluate a wide range of strategies and approaches to literacy. The focus is on reading and writing strategies that promote a better understanding of subject content for secondary school students of all backgrounds and ability levels. This course is intended for those persons who have a bachelor’s degree and are seeking initial teacher certification and for teachers seeking recertification.
Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency, must have a bachelor’s degree, and be a student seeking certification, or recertification. Departmental permission/granted petition is required.
(EDU 2140)
Course Outcomes
  1. Describe a coherent literacy program that supports content area learning.
  2. Apply a variety of strategies to promote student independence in content area reading.
  3. Identify a variety of texts and approaches, including technology, to assist students who are having difficulty reading.
  4. Identify methods in the content areas to address the diverse backgrounds of students, including culture, language (dialect and ESOL), disabilities, and giftedness.
  5. Plan lessons in the content areas focused on text-based concept development.
  6. Identify appropriate learning experiences for students with various reading abilities and learning styles.
  7. Apply formal and informal writing strategies to facilitate students learning in the content areas.
  8. Explain coherent classroom approaches for assessing content area literacy.




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