Read Oregon: An Oregon Collaborative for Improvement of Literacy

formerly known as CREADE
Collaborative Reading Education And Distance Education


READ 570: Classroom Assessment & Reading Instruction (3 cr)
Spring 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Summer 2006
Fall 2008, 2010
Spring 2014: 03/31/14 06/13/14

Rebecca Olien - Southern Oregon University

This course provides teachers an understanding of issues related to reading instruction and assessment. Practicing educators will be provided research-validated strategies and assessment tools to inform instruction, meet the needs of individual learners, and develop an understanding of the issues related to effective reading instruction. A major focus of this course is the integral relationship between informal classroom assessments and effective instructional strategies within the context of a balanced reading approach.
PREREQUISITES There are no required prerequisites for this course. However, learners are assumed to be teachers with access to students in the pk-12 grade level.
Textbook, library, and online readings with posted weekly reflections; weekly posting to whole class discussion forums; providing feedback to other learners; practical and applied assignments.
STANDARDS This course supports the following International Reading Association's 2010 Standards for Reading Professionals:
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.
4.1 Candidates recognize, understand, and value the forms of diversity that exist in society and their importance in learning to read and write.
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.
5.3 Candidates use routines to support reading and writing instruction (e.g., time allocation, transitions from one activity to another, discussions, and peer feedback).
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.
Learners will be able to make informed and critical use of literacy assessments and their data that will inform their instructional practices. This course incorporates assignments that require practical application of ideas learned.
CORE/ELECTIVE This 3-credit graduate course can be used to fulfill the 3-credit requirements in the Literacy Assessment thematic area in the 24-credit Reading Endorsement program, as 3 elective credits in the 12-credit Literary Education program, or for Individual professional development. Please consult an advisor at your home institution about adding this course to your program.
INSTRUCTOR Rebecca Olien, SOU Instructor. Education program coordinator for museum of art and science museum. Educational materials author/developer. 15 years elementary school teaching. (BS, Michigan State University; MS, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire)
pK-12 teachers and those seeking the Reading Specialist Endorsement.
Students should expect to spend a minimum of 9 hours per week in course-related activities (e.g., reading the text and course materials, posting to discussion forums, completing written and teacher's 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. You will be sent the textbook title and suggested purchase locations when you register for the course.
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 Rebecca Olien or Angela Huftill.


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