Course Abstract Details

EDUC-203, Teaching Reading in the Content Areas, Part 2

Credits: 3

Course Description

EDUC-203, Teaching Reading in the Content Areas, Part 2, is the second course for secondary teachers in which students will learn to implement a coherent literacy program. They will also learn how to address students with differing learning styles, abilities, and needs in reading. Prerequisite: Students must hold a baccalaureate degree. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. MSDE approved for Methods of Teaching Reading in the Content Area II.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

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

1. Infuse content area instruction with specific reading/writing strategies with an emphasis on textbook reading skills. (GE 1, 2, 4, 5, 7; PG 1, 2, 3) 

2. Integrate a variety of reading strategies into content area instruction to support students with learning disabilities, delayed readers, and grade level readers. (GE 1, 2, 4, 5; PG 1, 2, 3) 

3. Consider the impact of teaching style on student learning and develop appropriate learning experiences that accommodate student learning style. (GE 1, 2, 4, 5, 7; PG 1, 2, 3) 

4. Use a variety of strategies to promote student independence in content area reading. (GE 1, 2, 4, 5, 7; PG 1, 2, 3) 

5. Implement approaches for assessing content area literacy. (GE 1, 2, 4, 5, 7; PG 1, 2, 3)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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