EDU4653 - Methods in Teaching Reading and Writing
A course focusing on the integration of reading, writing instruction, and the language arts throughout the early elementary curriculum. Emphasis will be placed on the objectives, developmental skills, material, techniques, and the processes of assessing, diagnosing, and correcting reading and writing. Instruction includes a holistic view of literacy development as well as ways to prepare and organize environments that support that development.
The following outcomes will be met during this course:
- Explore personal beliefs about teaching and reading and writing.
- Explain rationales for integrating reading and writing instruction.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the development of reading and writing.
- Understand routines and organizational structures that establish and maintain motivational reading classroom environments.
- Explore a variety of instructional strategies used for teaching reading and writing.
- Develop skill in reading instruction using various approaches.
- Explore instructional approaches that lead to vocabulary development, improved reading comprehension, and writing abilities.
- Develop skill in using both formal and informal assessment strategies to monitor literacy development.
- Demonstrate the use of assessment data in making instructional decision-making.
There are no prerequisites for this course.