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formerly known as CREADE
Collaborative Reading Education And Distance Education


ED 584: Miscue Analysis (3 credits)

Fall 2011, 2012, 2013
Winter 2012, 2013, 2014
Spring 2012, 2013, 2014
Summer 2012, 2013
Spring 2014: 03/31/14 06/13/14

Dr. M. Ruth Davenport, Eastern Oregon University

Advanced study of miscue analysis for assessing students' reading strategies; includes the development of instruction related to information from the miscue analysis.
Course outcomes:
1. Understand the theory and practice of miscue analysis
2. Understand the development of reading strategies
3. Gain insights into the reading process and reading curricula
4. Understand ways of using miscue analysis in your teaching setting
PREREQUISITES Graduate standing. Learners are assumed to be teachers with access to elementary and/or secondary students.
My goal is to engage you as active learners, readers, writers, observers of students as readers, and observers of the reading process. We will focus on miscue analysis, instructional strategies and the nature of reading. We will be working with a reading done by a second grade student named LaMar and trying out two miscue analysis procedures. We will be engaging on online discussion groups each week about the readings and assignments.
STANDARDS This course supports the following International Reading Association's 2010 revised Standards for Reading Professionals:
3.1 Candidates understand types of assessments and their purposes, strengths, and limitations.
3.3 Candidates use assessment information to plan and evaluate instruction.
3.4 Candidates communicate assessment results and implications to a variety of audiences.
Students will learn formal miscue analysis methods as well as "over-the-shoulder" classroom assessment methods.
CORE/ELECTIVE This graduate-level course can be used as 3 core credits in the Literacy Assessment thematic area in the 24-credit Reading Endorsement program, as 3 credits in the 12-credit Literary Education program, or for individual professional development.
INSTRUCTOR Dr. M. Ruth Davenport, Professor, College of Education, Eastern Oregon University. Literacy consultant and teacher for 18 years. Miscue analysis expert and textbook author. (BS, MS, SW Missouri State University; Ph.D., University of Missouri)
Those seeking a reading endorsement and pK-12 teachers wishing to help their students read with more understanding and confidence.
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 Davenport, M. R. (2002). Miscues, not mistakes: Reading assessment in the classroom. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Goodman, K. (2006). The truth about DIBELS: What it is What it does. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
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. M. Ruth Davenport, Eastern Oregon University.

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