This course focuses on the instructional approaches for literacy within the framework of an integrated curriculum. Teacher candidates will apply research-based instructional and assessment techniques to meet the needs of all learners. Candidates will apply interdisciplinary teaching strategies to develop a variety of writing styles, reading methods, and critical thinking skills in their learners.
This graduate course is 6 weeks.
This course has a prerequisite. Please see details in the Prerequisite section below.
Attendance and participation are mandatory in all university courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.
This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Wisconsin, Wyoming and individuals who reside outside the United States.
- Examine developmental writing stages.
- Explore instructional strategies for writing skill development.
- Evaluate strategies for motivating and supporting reluctant writers.
- Describe the stages of the writing process using multiple representations that guide learning progression.
- Analyze the six traits model for teaching writing.
- Examine appropriate leveling, scaffolding, and supporting materials for writing instruction.
- Assess the importance of teaching spelling, grammar, punctuation, and handwriting.
- Evaluate the use of rubrics for guiding students and assessing writing.
- Compare writing genres and their purpose.
- Investigate cross-disciplinary planning and instructional strategies for implementing writing skills across curriculum.
- Examine instructional practices for teaching genre-specific writing.
- Propose strategies for activating, reinforcing, and extending students’ content area vocabulary through writing.
- Evaluate research-based methods for assessing and monitoring growth in literacy.
- Analyze ways to interpret, organize, and manage assessment data.
- Investigate practices for sharing descriptive feedback with students.
- Evaluate strategies for developing students’ ability to self-assess their literacy level.
- Investigate strategies for developing and enhancing critical thinking skills in literacy.
- Compare methods for determining appropriate texts for student reading levels.
- Analyze literacy interventions for addressing specific learning needs.
- Explore home reinforcement literacy activities.
- Investigate multimedia and technological resources that support and enhance literacy learning.
- Explore professional and community resources to enhance literacy instruction.
- Describe the components of a literacy-rich English language arts classroom.
This graduate level course requires proof of completion of a Bachelor's degree. Be prepared to provide documentation during the checkout process.
During the checkout process you will be prompted to provide proof of the requirement(s). If you completed the prerequisite at another institution be prepared to upload an official/unofficial transcript. If you have questions about meeting the prerequisite requirements for this course please contact an enrollment representative at 866-345-1800.
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Although our continuing education for teacher’s courses are accepted by some state agencies in the United States toward teacher certifications and endorsements, this may not be the case in all states or foreign jurisdictions. If you plan to use courses for certification or endorsement, please check with your own state agency and your school district for applicability. Continuing education for teachers’ courses is not eligible to apply to degree programs at University of Phoenix. These courses are not eligible for federal financial aid.
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