EDRD6320 Vocabulary and Spelling Practicum

Course Description

Graduate students apply their knowledge of vocabulary and spelling by assessing a student’s spelling and vocabulary needs. Through interventions and gathered data, the student’s growth is assessed and compiled into a final analysis in a practicum approach. Graduate students also study how reading, spelling, and vocabulary interrelate and then construct a literacy project to share with area schools.

Course Credits: 3

Prerequisites: Admitted into the literacy graduate program

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • Administer, score, and analyze literacy assessments.
  • Create spelling and vocabulary activities.
  • Develop skills in teaching sound/letter correspondences, phonics, spelling patterns, high frequency words, decoding strategies, and word use strategies.
  • Design a word study program that explicitly teaches necessary skills and engages students’ interest in word use and meanings.
  • Communicate with peers and community regarding current research, planning, and professional development.
  • Describe the writing process as a teaching method to enhance spelling, vocabulary development, and reading comprehension. 

This course addresses TEA Reading Specialist standards I, II, III & IV and ILA standards 1.1, 1.3, 3.2, 3.4, and 7.1-7.4.