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Content Area Reading and Interdisciplinary Instruction (ECE-235)
Various: distance learning format

Varies (self-study; self-paced)

March 2021 - Present.

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Learner Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Explain the critical role that teachers play in helping students to think and learn with text; analyze strategies to integrate new literacies across content area subjects; describe how new literacies can be integrated across content area subjects; discuss ways to respond to linguistic and cultural differences in your classrooms and to promote academic achievement for all learners; analyze high stakes and authentic assessments and explain how instructional assessment is a continuous process; describe ways to bring students and texts together through instructional plans; create supportive context for active student engagement, inquiry-based learning, and collaboration; investigate classroom strategies that activate students’ background knowledge to increase engagement; explain how giving students multiple opportunities to learn how words are conceptually related to one another promotes reading comprehension; explain the purpose of writing to learn and how writing to learn strategies support students content knowledge; describe how writing facilitates learning by helping students to explore, clarify, and reflect upon the ideas and concepts encountered in texts; synthesize the different ways in which students can respond to what they read.


Content Area Reading and Interdisciplinary Instruction (ECE-235) introduces students to strategies and best practices for teaching reading and learning across the curriculum. Course participants will examine that factors that influence literacy development.  The readings and practice materials included in this course are designed to develop the skills that are necessary to effectively integrate literacy across content are subjects.  Students will gain a deeper understanding of literacy instruction, assessment, and pedagogy.  Additionally, students will explore strategies for developing vocabulary and concepts and writing across the curriculum.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate / associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Early Childhood Education, Reading, Middle and/or Secondary Education, Educational Leadership, Special Education (5/21),