Read Oregon: An Oregon Collaborative for Improvement of Literacy

formerly known as CREADE
Collaborative Reading Education And Distance Education

READ 542: Reading Specialist Test Preparation (1 credit)
Winter 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Spring 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014
Summer 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Fall 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Summer 2014

Dr. Phillip Hofmann, Eastern Oregon University

Students will increase their reading-related vocabulary, comprehend the necessary strategies, and create an individualized study plan to prepare for the reading specialist examination. This course has been updated to cover the requirements of the new 0301 Praxis II Reading Specialist exam that became effective with TSPC on September 1, 2012.
PREREQUISITES Graduate standing. Learners are assumed to be teachers at the end of their reading endorsement program who are preparing for the reading specialist examination.
Upon completion of the course, students will
  1. Have covered the material most often appearing on the Praxis II reading specialist exam (0301).
  2. Have increased their reading-related vocabulary through a study of a Glossary of Reading-Related Terms.
  3. Comprehend the strategies necessary to complete the Reading Specialist Examination.
  4. Create an individualized study preparation plan leading up to the Reading Specialist Examination.
STANDARDS This course supports the following International Reading Association's 2010 revised 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.
1.3 Candidates understand the role of professional judgment and practical knowledge for improving all students' reading development and achievement.
2.2 Candidates use appropriate and varied instructional approaches, including those that develop word recognition, language comprehension, strategic knowledge, and reading-writing connections.
2.3 Candidates use a wide range of texts (e.g., narrative, expository, and poetry) from traditional print, digital, and online resources.
3.1 Candidates understand types of assessments and their purposes, strengths, and limitations.
3.2 Candidates select, develop, administer, and interpret assessments, both traditional print and electronic, for specific purposes.
3.3 Candidates use assessment information to plan and evaluate instruction.
3.4 Candidates communicate assessment results and implications to a variety of audiences.
6.3 Candidates participate in, design, facilitate, lead, and evaluate effective and differentiated professional development programs.
Students will prepare to successfully pass the PRAXIS II Reading Specialist examination.
CORE/ELECTIVE This graduate-level course can be used as 1 core credit in the Literacy Strategies & Methods thematic area in the 24-credit Reading Endorsement program or for individual professional development.
INSTRUCTOR Dr. Phillip W. Hofmann, Assistant Professor of Literacy and Education, Eastern Oregon University. 21 years as K-12 language arts and reading teacher in California and Oregon. Eleven years teaching at EOU. Reader's Theater expert. Author of children's books. (BA, San Diego State University; MA and PhD, Claremont Graduate University)
Teachers seeking a reading endorsement.
30 hours of assignment completion spread over the term.
TEXTBOOK A textbook is required for this course. You will find the textbook listed in the syllabus that is posted online at the EOU website or you may contact the instructor. For most classes, the EOU Bookstore will be a source for the textbook.
COST No course in the ReadOregon curriculum will cost more than $359 per credit, including fees, for students in the ReadOregon program.
CONTACT For more details on this course, please contact Dr. Phillip W. Hofmann, Eastern Oregon University.


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