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Course Code: EDUC544 Course ID: 2802 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course examines the building blocks of teaching children to read. It focuses on the stages of literacy acquisition. It provides an overview of the core components of literacy instruction, which are phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and text comprehension. The course includes an exploration of instructional strategies to implement a coordinated literature program and plan an appropriate curriculum in literacy development.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
04/26/2022 - 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 - 01/22/2023 October Fall 2022 Session A 16 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 04/23/2023 January Winter 2023 Session A 16 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify components of literacy instruction.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of phonemic awareness and its importance in literacy development.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the development of phonemic awareness.
  4. Implement and discuss instructional strategies in phonemic awareness.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of phonics instruction and its importance.
  6. Evaluate phonics programs.
  7. Implement and discuss instructional strategies in phonics including:
  • principles of phonics and phonics instruction in learning to read and spell.
  • developmental stages of spelling and word study.
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of fluency and its importance.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the development of reading fluency.
  3. Monitor student progress in reading fluency.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of vocabulary development and its importance.
  5. Implement and discuss instructional strategies in vocabulary instruction.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of text comprehension and its importance.
  7. Implement and discuss instructional strategies in the development of text comprehension.
  8. Develop curriculum and instruction that make productive use of the literacy abilities that children bring to school and in accordance with the IRA/NCTE Standards.
NameGrade %
Discussions 40.00 %
Week 1: Introductions 2.11 %
Week 1: Pros and Cons of the NCTE Standards 2.11 %
Week 2: Early Literacy Preparation Recommendations 2.11 %
Week 2: Phonemic Awareness Video Critique 2.11 %
Week 3: Personal Reflection 2.11 %
Week 4: Print Awareness Video Critique 2.11 %
Week 5: Phonics Spelling Programs Research 2.11 %
Week 6: Position on Word Study 2.11 %
Week 7: Assessing the ESL Learner 2.11 %
Week 8: Running Record 2.11 %
Week 9: Evidence Based Practice? 2.11 %
Week 10: Vocabulary Lesson 2.11 %
Week 10: Midterm Reflection 2.11 %
Week 11: Words Their Way 2.11 %
Week 12: Text Comprehension and Fluency 2.11 %
Week 14: Field Experience 2.11 %
Week 14: Vocabulary Instruction Analysis 2.11 %
Week 16: Implications 2.11 %
Week 16: How Visualizing Characters and Events Promote Understanding 2.11 %
Homework 20.00 %
Homework 1: Phonics 4.00 %
Homework 2: Spelling Analysis 4.00 %
Homework 3: Strategies 4.00 %
Homework 4: Text Comprehension Strategies 4.00 %
Homework 5: Put Reading First 4.00 %
Final Project 20.00 %
Final Project: 1 of 2 10.00 %
Final Project: 2 of 2 10.00 %
Instructional Observational Project 20.00 %
Instructional Observational Project: Part 1 10.00 %
Instructional Observational Project: Part 2 10.00 %

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify components of literacy instruction.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of phonemic awareness and its importance in literacy development.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the development of phonemic awareness.
  4. Implement and discuss instructional strategies in phonemic awareness.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of phonics instruction and its importance.
  6. Evaluate phonics programs.
  7. Implement and discuss instructional strategies in phonics including:
  • principles of phonics and phonics instruction in learning to read and spell.
  • developmental stages of spelling and word study.
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of fluency and its importance.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the development of reading fluency.
  3. Monitor student progress in reading fluency.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of vocabulary development and its importance.
  5. Implement and discuss instructional strategies in vocabulary instruction.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of text comprehension and its importance.
  7. Implement and discuss instructional strategies in the development of text comprehension.
  8. Develop curriculum and instruction that make productive use of the literacy abilities that children bring to school and in accordance with the IRA/NCTE Standards.
Book Title:Words Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary and Spelling Instruction, 7th ed. *the price provided is for the VitalSource eBook
ISBN:9780135174623
Publication Info:Pearson
Author:Bear, Invernizzi, Templeton and Johnston
Unit Cost:$54.65
Electronic ISBN:9780135174623
Electronic Unit Cost:$54.65
 
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
ISBN:ERESERVE NOTE
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.