Oct 23, 2021
EDTE 5261 - Secondary Reading Instruction
This course focuses on materials, methods, and techniques of secondary reading instruction for teaching adolescent learners of various abilities. Emphasis is placed on diagnosis of reading difficulties and adaptation of materials and teaching methods for content area instruction. Candidates are required to complete 35 hours of field work with a student in grades 7-12 as part of this course. This course is reserved for candidates in the Master’s of Reading Education and Reading Endorsement programs only.
Requisites: Admission to Master’s of Reading Education or Reading Endorsement program
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Candidates will be able to develop engaging activities geared toward secondary student’s interests and reading levels to promote reading for aesthetic as well as informational purposes.
- Candidates will be able to develop several research-based strategies and activities geared toward diverse learners in secondary schools in rural Appalachia.
- Candidates will be able to display positive dispositions by making literacy materials accessible to secondary students, reading with students, and encouraging participation on a regular basis.
- Candidates will be able to encourage secondary students to actively participate, explore materials, research topics of interest, and read and write for authentic and personal purposes.
- Candidates will be able to select books, technology resources, graphics, photos, and artifacts to meet secondary students’ interests and cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
- Candidates will be able to select, and articulate reasons for selecting, a variety of appropriate content-area reading materials (books, magazines, newspapers, brochures, maps, etc.) that address multiple levels and diverse backgrounds of students.
- Candidates will be able to share their enthusiasm for reading and writing through shared reading and writing, shared inquiry, and shared exploration of literacy materials.
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