About The Instructor(s)
Session, Dates: 1 (08/27/2012 - 12/15/2012)
Location: Moon Campus
Seats Available: APPT
Co-Requisite courses must match session/section/location
This course focuses on research and principles of reading in content area instruction. It examines the importance of reader background knowledge and language acquisition across the curriculum. Specifically, the language and culture of English Language Learners will be explored to facilitate the planning and implementation of effective assessment and instruction. This course examines key areas of working with reading for diverse learners (students with special needs and English Language Learners), implementing assessment tools in the content areas, and integrating technology to improve reading and literacy. Emphasis is on pre-reading, during reading, and post-reading strategies. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to design lesson plans that effectively demonstrate reading strategies covered in the course to meet the needs of all students.
Vicki J. Donne, D.Ed.
Professor of Education
Nicholson Center 445