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EDC 272 - Elementary Methods: Reading/Phonics

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Overview of reading and phonics instruction in the elementary grades. Includes developmental stages of literacy and strategies for teaching phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, decoding, fluency, and reading comprehension. Emphasizes the use of various assessment tools to analyze miscues, diagnose learner needs, guide planning, and differentiate instruction.

Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course.


Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the developmental stages of literacy. (Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) 4)
  2. Examine concepts associated with phonology. (InTASC 4)
  3. Analyze running records. (InTASC 6)
  4. Analyze Informal Reading Inventories. (InTASC 6)
  5. Interpret literacy data. (InTASC 6)
  6. Plan data-driven instruction. (InTASC 6)

Outline:
  1. Literacy Development
    1. Developmental Stages
    2. Text Types
      1. Narrative
      2. Explanatory
      3. Persuasive
      4. Functional
  2. Informal Reading Assessments
    1. Concepts about print
    2. Letter and word identification
    3. Writing/dictation
    4. Running records
    5. Reading inventories
  3. Commercial Reading Assessments
    1. Developmental Reading Assessment 2nd (DRA2)
    2. Qualitative Reading Inventory 5th (QRI-5)
    3. Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS Next)
  4. Instructional Strategies for Foundational Skills
    1. Alphabet books
    2. Predictable texts
    3. Rhyming/word families
    4. Word building
    5. Elkonin boxes
    6. Cut-up sentences
    7. Language experience approach
    8. Word walls
    9. Word sorts
    10. Cloze passages
    11. Semantic maps
    12. Frayer model
  5. Instructional Strategies for Fluency & Comprehension
    1. Read aloud
    2. Prompting
    3. Shared reading
    4. Buddy reading
    5. Independent reading
    6. Reader’s theatre
    7. Reciprocal teaching
    8. Retrospective miscue analysis
    9. Reader Response
  6. Instructional Approaches
    1. Balanced literacy
    2. Reading recovery
    3. Guided reading
    4. Literature circles
    5. Daily 5


Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2020/21



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