RDGED 701 Developmental Reading K-12

Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit
Tuition and Registration
RDGED 701 960 June 1 - August 14, 2015 (The January section is full.)
Instructor: Emily Hines

Who should enroll?

This course is designed for classroom teachers and support staff at all levels including Title I and special education teachers, reading specialists, and curriculum directors.

Description

Concepts, methods, research, and historical developments that form the foundations of teaching reading. Pedagogical considerations, including general conditions for learning to read and write; developmental phases of reading; principles of good reading instruction; development of a  personal philosophy about teaching reading as a reflective practitioner.

This course focuses on evidence-based instructional practices to promote word recognition, fluency, and comprehension along with procedures to assess children's development as they move from emergent literacy to learning to read and into the reading to learn stage. The influence of research upon teaching procedures and the selection and use of reading materials for instruction will also be considered.

This class will provide a broad understanding of the processes by which students learn to read and write within the context of today's diverse learning communities.

This is one of the required courses for individuals pursuing reading teacher certification, WI 316. This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree program.

NOTE: You may enroll in this course to meet your goals for professional development, license renewal, or to complete graduate credits and transfer the credit to another university or reading certification program.

Textbooks

Readings will be assigned from all of the following textbooks:

  1. You will need to purchase/order this textbook:
    Blevins, W. (2006). Phonics from A-Z. (2nd ed.) New York, NY: Scholastic. ISBN:978-0-439-84511-3 Available from amazon.com

  2. Free download:National Institute for Literacy (NIFL) booklet entitled: Put reading first:The research building blocks for teaching children to read 
    Download and print 56 pg. booklet color PDF (1.25 MB)

  3. One free e-textbook will be provided when you login to the course. You may open the e-book to read online from your laptop or desktop. The e-textbook software is compatible with an iPad, Kindle Fire or fully internet-capable device. It is not compatible with a Kindle Reader.

    Temple, C., Ogle, D., Crawford, A., Freppon, P. (2014). All children read - teaching for literacy in today’s diverse classrooms (4th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Allyn Bacon. ISBN-13: 9780133066821

    If you prefer to read a hard copy of the textbook, instead of reading via your computer or tablet, you may purchase the book from http://www.mypearsonstore.com or by telephone 1-800-922-0579, or order online from amazon.com
    Be sure to allow for delivery time, and note the ISBN number and 4th edition.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Analyze the major theories of language development, cognition and learning.

  2. Demonstrate an understanding of phonemic, morphemic, semantic, syntactic, and pragmatic cueing systems and their relation to the reading and writing process.

  3. Identify research-based instructional and assessment practices for promoting literacy development of beginning, developing and fluent readers and writers.

  4. Evaluate methods and materials that embrace and accept diversity.

  5. Summarize the effectiveness of instructional and information technologies to support literacy learning


Alignment with State and National Reading Standards

Course objectives are aligned with the following:
Wisconsin Standards for Teacher Development and Licensure, International Reading Association's Standards for Reading Professionals (IRA 2010),  and the Content Guidelines for Reading Teachers State of Wisconsin - DPI (p. 180)

No travel to campus is required. Because this class is asynchronous and open to you 24/7, you may participate from your home or work computer during hours that are best for your work and family schedule. Advanced computer or programming skills are not required. Learners need a basic understanding of Internet browsing, email, and word processing. Instruction will be differentiated to accommodate learners with varying levels of technical knowledge.

The class is highly interactive with a significant discussion component. All discussion postings, projects and assignments will be submitted via the course discussion board and dropbox. Activities are conducted according to a schedule with specific due dates each week; there are no required "live" chat sessions. This class is a valuable first step for those interested in exploring a career as a reading teacher.

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Our Students Say...

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"I can honestly say, it has been one, if not, the most valuable class I have taken. It offered historical perspective, expertise, strategies, examples, and resources.The textbooks were also assets and will be useful resources for me."
~ Kelly K. Special Education Teacher, Wisconsin


"Not only do I have a better understanding of some of the basics of teaching reading, but I continued to learn new strategies through the research part of this class. "
~ Julie G. Title I Teacher, Wisconsin


"I appreciated the course structure and discussion deadlines and rubrics. I was concerned about knowing what to do since this was my first online course. The clear guidelines you established helped me know what was expected and helped me feel successful. I learned a great deal from my classmates' discussions and their assignments. Thanks for such a positive new experience!"
~ Erika D. Seventh and Eighth Grade English Teacher, Wisconsin

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