This course empowers participants to support diverse elementary students to read and write with ease and confidence. Participants explore the principles, theories, and standards that help students read and write well. In particular, participants explore reading and writing materials, instructional tools and strategies, and assessment techniques.
This graduate course is 4 weeks.
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 Alabama, Arkansas, and Kentucky.
Topics and Objectives
Foundations of Reading and Writing Development
- Examine language development and literacy theories.
- Analyze state and national standards related to reading and writing.
- Identify the stages of the writing process.
- Identify reading materials and technology resources.
- Evaluate instructional strategies for reading.
- Adapt reading instruction for diverse learners.
- Identify writing materials and technology resources.
- Evaluate instructional strategies for writing.
- Adapt writing instruction for diverse learners.
- Develop instruction for writing as a response to reading.
Assessment of Reading and Writing
- Determine assessment tools for reading and writing.
- Analyze formative assessment strategies for reading and writing.
- Analyze assessment data to improve reading and writing skills.
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