LING-398 Developmental Reading
Fall for 2010-2011
This course provides an introduction to the reading/writing process in first and second languages, research on reading comprehension, and effective teaching and assessment approaches for students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Among the topics addressed are: the role of prior knowledge; interaction between reading and writing; what the research says about teaching reading and writing strategies; effective instructional practices for English language learners and struggling readers; role of collaboration in the reading/writing classroom; oral language development and literacy development; emergent literacy; reading and writing in the content areas; and developing authentic, performance-based assessments of reading and writing.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
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