EDRD6319 Content Area Literacy

Course Description

This course offers participants the opportunity to identify and discuss important problems, trends, and issues related to content area literacy in the diverse classroom. Students explore content area literacy, methodology, study the reading and writing process, become familiar with available resources in content area literacy, and discover the connection between learning and teaching content area literacy. There is a field tutorial component.

Course Credits: 3

Prerequisites: Admission to graduate studies or post-baccalaureate status.

Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and skill in the evaluation, use, and selection of materials, methods, and media utilized in the teaching of content area literacy.
  2. Identify principles of effective literacy instruction.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge and skill about innovative uses of technology.
  4. Identify expository text structures and know how to help students use them to effectively and efficiently learn from any text.
  5. Use note-taking effectively to reinforce learning.
  6. Understand comprehension as a process and know more than one way to assist learners in understanding the author’s intent.
  7. Use graphic organizers.
  8. Assist learners in developing vocabulary and concept knowledge.
  9. Participate in lessons in the writing process in preparation of presentations. 

This course addresses TEA Reading Specialist Standards I, II, III, IV and ILA Reading Specialist Standards: 1.1-1.2, 2.2, 2.4, 3.1, 4.1, 4.3, 5.3, 6.1, and 7.1.