formerly known as CREADE
Collaborative Reading Education And Distance Education
READ 519: Language Study for Teachers: K-12 (3 credits)
Spring 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Summer 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Summer 2014; 6/23/14 - 8/17/14
Fran Verbruggen – Portland State University
|This course will provide an introduction to linguistic concepts that are important for literacy teachers, including phonology, morphology, morphophonology, syntax, and dialect. Teachers will gain important knowledge in the above areas to facilitate their instructional planning, delivery, and assessment with regard to phonics and spoken language instruction, vocabulary development, word meaning, sentence structure, and grammaticality. Students will also explore current trends in language/linguistics/literacy education, and their implications for the classroom.|
|PREREQUISITES||There are no required prerequisites for this graduate-level course. However, learners are assumed to have experience working with elementary and/or secondary students.|
|Fully online delivery using D2L. No face-to face interactions. Course readings, discussion board, threaded discussion, providing responses on selected topics and exercises to share with one another.|
This course supports the following International Reading Association's 2010 Standards for Reading Professionals:
Teachers will gain important background knowledge to facilitate
their instructional planning and delivery in phonics instruction,
vocabulary development, sentence structure, word meaning and choice in
comprehension, questioning strategies, and textual structure.
||This graduate course can be used as a core or elective course in the Literacy Foundations thematic area in the 24-credit Reading Endorsement program, as 3 elective credits for those in the 12-credit Literary Education program, or as a stand-alone course.
Fran Verbruggen is a doctoral student in the Graduate School of Education at Portland State University, where her research interests include instruction for struggling readers and writers and English language learners. She currently holds an early childhood/ elementary teaching license with a reading endorsement, and has taught reading at both the elementary and college levels. Her educational background includes coursework in literacy development, language acquisition, and communication sciences and disorders. (BA in Spanish: University of Maryland Baltimore County; MA in teaching French: University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana; MAT: George Fox University, Oregon.)
|This course is designed as an overview of linguistics fundamentals for preK-12 teachers.
|Students should expect to spend approximately 9 hours per week for 10 weeks in course-related activities (e.g., reading the text and course materials, posting to discussion forums, completing written and teacher's classroom-based assignment). This course is online and does not require in-person attendance. Assignments are completed on the learner's time schedule and are due as posted.
||A textbook is required for this course. Please check with PSU's ReadOregon program.
No course in the ReadOregon curriculum will cost more than $359 per credit, including all fees, for students in the ReadOregon program.
||For more details on this course, please contact Frances Verbruggen or Elizabeth Snyder at Portland State University.