Read Oregon: An Oregon Collaborative for Improvement of Literacy

formerly known as CREADE
Collaborative Reading Education And Distance Education

ONLINE COURSE (Desire to Learn!)

READ 532: Writing across the Curriculum: Gr 4-12 (3 cr)
Summer 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Winter 2014
Winter 2014 (01/06/14 - 03/21/14)

Leanne Moll – Portland State University

COURSE
DESCRIPTION
Learners will explore instructional strategies in order to guide their students in acquiring writing skills in content areas. Emphasis is on the functional teaching of writing including designing and preparing materials to use with curriculum materials in all school subjects.
PREREQUISITES There are no required prerequisites for this course.
COURSE
STRUCTURE
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.
STANDARDS This course supports the following International Reading Association's 2010 Standards for Reading Professionals:
1.1 Candidates understand major theories and empirical research that describe the cognitive, linguistic, motivational, and sociocultural foundations of reading and writing development, processes, and components, including word recognition, language comprehension, strategic knowledge, and reading-writing connections.
2.1 Candidates use foundational knowledge to design or implement an integrated, comprehensive, and balanced curriculum.
2.2 Candidates use appropriate and varied instructional approaches, including those that develop word recognition, language comprehension, strategic knowledge, and reading-writing connections.
3.3 Candidates use assessment information to plan and evaluate instruction.
4.2 Candidates use a literacy curriculum and engage in instructional practices that positively impact students' knowledge, beliefs, and engagement with the features of diversity.
5.2 Candidates design a social environment that is low risk and includes choice, motivation, and scaffolded support to optimize students' opportunities for learning to read and write.
6.2 Candidates display positive dispositions related to their own reading and writing and the teaching of reading and writing, and pursue the development of individual professional knowledge and behaviors.
6.3 Candidates participate in, design, facilitate, lead, and evaluate effective and differentiated professional development programs.
PRACTICAL
APPLICATIONS
Course will enable the learner to develop instructional writing materials for use in their own classroom as well as develop professional development skills as a potential reading specialist.
CORE/ELECTIVE This graduate course can be used as 3 credits in the Literacy Strategies & Methods thematic area in the 24-credit Reading Endorsement program, the 12-credit Literary Education program, or for individual professional development.
INSTRUCTOR Leanne Moll has worked as a high school and middle school language arts teacher, a reading teacher, a writing coach, a literacy curriculum developer, and a college writing instructor. Prior to her career in education, Leanne was a PhD Candidate and college instructor in musicology and comparative literature. Currently, Leanne teaches English at Catlin Gabel School, developmental reading and writing courses at Portland Community College, and literacy courses through ReadOregon. Leanne completed her ReadOregon Reading Endorsement in 2011. (BA, Mills College; MA, Cornell University; MAT, Lewis & Clark College)
TARGET
AUDIENCE
Upper elementary, middle school and high school teachers and those seeking a Reading Specialist endorsement.
TIME
COMMITMENT
Students should expect to spend 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 reports/papers and classroom-based assignments). 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.
TEXTBOOK A textbook is required for this course. Please check with PSU's ReadOregon program.
COST No course in the ReadOregon curriculum will cost more than $359 per credit, including all fees, for students in the ReadOregon program.
CONTACT(S) For more details on this course, please contact Elizabeth Snyder at Portland State University.

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