formerly known as CREADE
Collaborative Reading Education And Distance Education
ED 562: Literacy in the Elementary Grades (3 credits)
Winter 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014
Summer 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Winter 2014 (01/06/14 - 03/21/14)
Dr. Aimee Alexander-Shea, Eastern Oregon University
|A survey of elementary literacy programs as well as principles of motivation in literacy learning, major reading strategies and their variants, guided reading, reading/writing connections, the role of basal programs.|
|PREREQUISITES||Graduate standing. Completing a foundations course prior to this course is recommended. Learners are assumed to be teachers with access to elementary students.|
|This is a Blackboard-facilitated course. Students are expected to read text assignments as scheduled and respond to the texts via web-based discussion boards. Students will complete classroom observations and reflections and develop a portfolio of literacy strategy lessons. One-page written statements on specified literacy topics are also required.|
This course supports the following International Reading Association's 2010 revised Standards for Reading Professionals:
|Learners will conduct classroom observations and connect them to best practices. Learners will develop a portfolio of literacy strategy lessons (reading, writing, listening, speaking) appropriate for a range of ages/developmental levels.|
|CORE/ELECTIVE||This graduate-level course can be used as 3 core 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. Please consult an advisor at your home institution about adding this course to your program.
****PLEASE NOTE**** Students who took this course prior to Winter 2014 may apply it towards Theme 1 OR Theme 2.
|INSTRUCTOR||Dr. Aimee Alexander-Shea, Assistant Professor, College of Education, Eastern Oregon University. K-12 teaching: 2 years as elementary teacher, 1 year as reading resource specialist. College-level teaching: 12 years. (BA and M.Ed., University of Florida; Ph.D., University of South Florida.)|
|Those seeking a reading endorsement and pK-6 classroom teachers wishing to increase their understanding of elementary literacy and literacy teaching.|
|Students should expect to spend approximately 90 hours total 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||Textbook(s) are 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 all fees.|
|CONTACT||For more details on this course, please contact Dr. Alexander-Shea .|
For further questions about ReadOregon programs, email Bonnie Morihara or call 503-838-8413.