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Middle School Methods: Reading in the Content Area

EDUC 600

2 CREDITS

$250

Online

Instructor: Connie Molony

Grading: Letter

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - Friday, December 19, 2014

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $250 + textbook

Course Description:

The purpose of the course is to assist educators in developing instructional strategies for integrating reading into content area classrooms and interdisciplinary curriculum. Students will investigate the Common Core Literacy Standards for 6-12 content areas.  Students will understand and apply a variety of strategies for teaching vocabulary and comprehension of informational text, evaluating reading materials for text complexity, and modifying reading materials based on the needs of the students.

Objectives:

  • The student will be able to articulate the shared responsibility of disciplinary literacy instruction in secondary schools, as mandated by the Common Core State Standards.
  • The student will understand basic concepts of reading instruction and current research on methodologies for teaching reading in the content area.
  • The student will be able to apply the strategies from the course to evaluate the text complexity of instructional materials used in their classroom and to modify materials based upon the needs of the students.
  • The student will apply strategies for teaching vocabulary and comprehension of informational text through their content area.
  • The student will be able to apply strategies for teaching reading in the content area to their classroom instruction.

Course Materials:

Daniels, H. & Zemelman, S. (2014). Subjects Matter, Second Edition: Exceeding Standards Through Powerful Content-Area Reading. Book can be ordered from Amazon.com

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