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Course Details

Course Details

Course Code: EDUC613 Course ID: 3950 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course concentrates on interdisciplinary teaching and learning in elementary, middle, and high schools. Witnessing and discussing a range of cross-curricular activities, participants will develop an understanding of the benefits, challenges, and essential components of effective integrated instruction.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
12/28/20 - 06/04/21 06/07/21 - 08/01/21 Spring 2021 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
• Describe important issues in student literacy and reading development
• Analyze a model for teaching reading across the content areas that incorporates evidence based instruction
• Identify the characteristics of readers (e.g. proficient readers, struggling readers, ELLS, etc.)
• Create differentiated reading assessments
• Create explicit instruction and strategies for improving comprehension
• Explain how to support readers in using metacognition strategies
• Compare/contrast vocabulary development and oral language development (including how they are linked to comprehension and fluency)
• Explain how word study and orthographic knowledge relate to comprehension and fluency
• Analyze scaffolding strategies that help all students develop as readers and learners
• Design flexible student groupings and other differentiated strategies
• Design lessons that incorporate texts beyond textbooks as a means for students to develop both their fluency and academic content knowledge
• Develop learning experiences that incorporate texts from varied genres and media, including traditional and electronic texts, trade books, etc.

Additional Materials

References for each lesson/module are listed at the end of the syllabus document.


In addition to the required course texts the following public domain Websites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note Website addresses are subject to change.

Site Name

Website URL/Address

Teaching Reading


Reciprocal Reading for Comprehension

Effective Literacy Instruction

Concept Mapping as a Literacy Strategy

International Reading Association

Doing What Works for English Language Learners

Scientifically Based Research

Book Title:Teaching Reading in Social Studies, Science and Math
Publication Info:Scholastic, Inc.
Author:Robb, Laura / Lynch, Judy
Unit Cost:$37.39
Book Title:Tools for Teaching Content Literacy
Publication Info:Stenhouse Publishers
Author:Allen, Janet
Unit Cost:$21.40

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.