Education and Reading
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Reading and Mid-Management
|Semester||Course #||Section||Course Name||Location||Days / Times|
|Details||Fall 2012||READ-4273||180||Content Area Reading||Prothro-Yeager Hall 204||
Sandy Camp – Instructor
Room 204 Prothro Yeager
Phone: 940-781-8937 Work: 940-235-1196
Required Text: Stephens, Elaine C. and Brown, Jean E. (2005). A Handbook of Content Literacy Strategies, 2nd edition. Massachusetts: Christopher Gordon
Alvermann, Donna E., Phelps, Stephen F., and Ridgeway, Victoria G. (2007). Content Reading and Literacy: Succeeding in Today’s Diverse Classrooms, 6th edition. Boston: Pearson/Allyn/Bacon
Catalog/Course Description: This course includes the integration of reading into the content areas in order to meet the needs of each individual student, by learning strategies to use in the classroom.
Prerequisites: EDUC 3153 or concurrent enrollment.
Course Objectives: The goals of Content Area Reading are based upon the International Reading Association (IRA) standards ().
Standard 2 Instructional Strategies and Curriculum Materials
Students will demonstrate the skills needed to use a wide range of curriculum materials in effective reading instruction for learners at different stages of reading and writing development and from differing cultural and linguistic backgrounds. As a result they will be able:
Focus of the Course:
Content Literacy and the Reading Process
Language, Diversity, and Culture
Creating a Favorable Learning Environment
Planning for Content Literacy
Assessment of Students and Textbooks
Preparing to Read
Reading to Learn
Increasing Vocabulary and Conceptual Growth
Reflecting on Reading
Writing across the Curriculum
Studying and Study Strategies
Developing Lifetime Readers: Literature in Content Area Classes
Overcoming dyslexia and other reading disabilities
Dispositions: Students are expected to demonstrate the performances essential for meeting the reading needs of all students in their content areas.
Attendance, tardies and class participation – More than 1 absence will affect your grade in the following way: 2 absences = 2 points off final grade, each additional absence will be a 5 point deduction from your final grade. Please let me know, by e-mail or phone, if you are going to miss class. Excessive tardies will also affect the 25% of your grade set aside for class participation and attendance. Because we will have guest speakers and activities, class participation and punctuality is expected. Please keep in mind the expectations you will have of YOUR students and be respectful in our classroom.
Chapter presentations: Your group will present a chapter of your choice. You will be graded on presentation technique, covering of material, turning in your template the night you present and any handouts/additional materials brought in. A rubric will be used to grade your presentation. These presentations should be approximately 20 minutes in length and should cover all pertinent information in the chapter. You will be expected to present on the syllabus date for the chapter you choose.
Literacy strategies presentations: Choose and present a literacy strategy from A Handbook of Content Literacy Strategies. Each presentation needs to be approximately 5 minutes. Don’t introduce the name of the strategy until you have completed it. We will see if the class can “name your strategy.” Be sure to include how you could use this strategy in your content area. Hand in your template before presenting your lesson.
Final Lesson: Present a lesson in your content area to the class. Integrate two strategies you have learned in this class or out of the handbook. You will present the lesson as if teaching a class. You will be graded on presentation, incorporation of strategies in the lesson, and activities. Hand in your template before presenting your lesson. The lesson should last approximately 15 minutes (no longer than 20 minutes).
25% class participation and attendance
25% Chapter presentation
15% Literacy Strategies Presentation
35% Final Lessons
Aug. 28: Introductions, syllabus, attendance, graded activities, class participation, required
reading, and relevance to you. Sign up for chapter presentations and final lessons.
Chapter 1 Content Literacy and the Reading Process
Sept. 4: RTI & PLC’s, SST’s, 504’s What in the world are these? Scenarios and information
Be prepared to sign up for your presentation on literacy strategies
Sept. 11: Chapter 2 Language, Diversity, and Culture
ESL Coordinator for WFISD (Becky Hernandez) will be here to speak and answer questions
Presentations of Literacy Strategies (7)
Sept. 18: Chapter 3 Creating a Favorable Learning Environment
Amy Simmons, math teacher, will be here to talk about favorable learning environments and C-SCOPE
Presentations of Literacy Strategies (7)
Sept. 25: Chapter 4 Planning For Content Literacy
Presentation of Literacy Strategies (9)
Oct. 2: Meet in Computer Lab for Webliography
Finish presenting Literacy Strategies (8)
Strategy Presentation - instructor
Oct. 9: Chapter 5 Assessment of Students and Textbooks
Text review activity – you will get to take a look at textbooks currently used and work in groups to come up with the best plan to help students learn how to maneuver through that textbook.
Chapter 6 Preparing to Read
Oct. 16: No class (instructor at conference in Austin)
Oct. 23: Chapter 7 Reading to Learn
Ward Roberts, Secondary Math Curriculum Specialist for WFISD
Chapter 9 Reflecting on Reading
2 final presentations
Oct.30: Chapter 8 Increasing Vocabulary and Conceptual Growth
Marzano’s Vocab. Activities
5 final presentations
Nov. 6: Chapter 10 Writing Across the Curriculum
Chapter 11 Studying and Study Strategies
4 final presentations
Nov. 13: 8 final presentations
Nov.20: No class – HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!
Nov. 27: Chapter 12 Developing Lifetime Readers: Literature in Content Area Classes
Tina Miller, Jefferson 5th-6th Reading Teacher
4 final presentations
Dec. 4: Finals presentations (8)
Dec. 11: Finals
|MSU||Masters of Reading Education, Reading Specialist|
|MSU||Bachelors in Education|
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|WFISD - Washington Jackson Elementary||Principal||1987-12-16||present|