Secondary School Literacy Instruction offers secondary teachers an understanding of language and the literacy process as it applies to teaching in secondary schools. The course emphasizes reading and writing in content areas and instructional strategies to support students’ literacy development.

$325.00

Course Description

Duration: Self-paced - Instructor Supported | Up to 6 months to complete.

Credits: 6SH LL (Excelsior College) |  45 PDE | 4.5 IACET CEUs.

Course Objective

Secondary School Literacy Instruction offers secondary teachers an understanding of language and the literacy process as it applies to teaching in secondary schools. The course emphasizes reading and writing in content areas and instructional strategies to support students’ literacy development. It focuses on ways that reading, writing, speaking, and listening are developed and used in learning discipline-specific curriculum, including adaptations for culturally diverse and exceptional learners. The primary focus of this course is to provide middle-level and secondary educators with a plethora of strategies for teaching reading and writing. Educators will learn both reading and writing strategies that will foster and activate the comprehension of print.


Course Goals and Objectives Goals 

By the end of this course the student will:

  • Identify the literacy needs of secondary students in the content areas
  • Plan and implement appropriate learning strategies
  • Select/adapt suitable instructional and assessment materials for their students
  • Reflect on the role of content teachers play in developing adolescent literacy instructional


Course Curriculum

  • PART 1. CONTEXTS OF LITERACY INSTRUCTION IN A TECHNOLOGICAL AGE
  • PART 2. USING ASSESSMENT TO GUIDE INSTRUCTION
  • PART 3. STRATEGIES FOR LEARNING: CONSTRUCTING MEANING AND STUDYING
  • PART 4. APPLYING LITERACY INSTRUCTION IN THE CONTENT AREAS
  • Final Exam

Course Curriculum

    • Reading and Assignments Content Area Literacy in A Changing World Unlimited
    • Content Area Literacy in A Changing World Unlimited
    • Chapter 1: Content Area Literacy in a Changing World 1 week, 3 days
    • Quiz -Chapter 1: Content Area Literacy in a Changing World 00:50:00
    • Chapter 2: Integrating Technology in Content Area Literacy Instruction Unlimited
    • Chap 2: Integrating Technology in Content Area Literacy Instruction – Lecture Unlimited
    • Integrating Technology in Content Area Literacy Instruction Assignment 1 week, 3 days
    • Quiz Chapter 2- Integrating Technology in Content Area Literacy Instruction 01:00:00
    • Chapter 3: Content Literacy Assessment Unlimited
    • Chapter 3: Content Literacy Assessment – Lecture Unlimited
    • Chapter 3: Content Literacy Assessment – Assignment 2 days
    • Chapter 3: Content Literacy Assessment- Quiz 01:00:00
    • Chapter 4. Vocabulary Development Unlimited
    • Chapter 4 Purpose Setting Questions As you read this chapter, try to answer these questions: 1. What does it mean to know a word? 2. How are words and concepts related? 3. What is direct instruction? 4. What strategies are important in vocabulary instruction? Lecture Unlimited
    • Chapter 4: Vocabulary Development – Assignment 2 days
    • Chapter 4: Vocabulary Development -Quiz 01:00:00
    • Chapter 5: The Process of Constructing Meaning in Texts Unlimited
    • Chapter 5: The Process of Constructing Meaning In Text – Lecture Unlimited
    • Chapter 5: The Process of Constructing Meaning in Text- Assignment 1 week, 3 days
    • Chapter 5: The Process of Constructing Meaning In Text – Quiz 01:00:00
    • Chapter 6: Strategies for Constructing Meaning In Text Unlimited
    • Chapter 6: Strategies for Constructing Meaning In Text – Lecture Unlimited
    • Chapter 6: Strategies for constructing meaning in text – Assignment 2 days
    • Chapter 6: Strategies for Constructing Meaning in Texts-Quiz 01:00:00
    • Chapter 7: Location and Organization of Information Unlimited
    • Chapter 7: Location and Organization of Information- Lecture Unlimited
    • Chapter 7: Location and Organization of Information- Assignment 2 days
    • Chapter 7: Location and Organization of Information- Quiz 01:00:00
    • Chapter 8: Reading-Study Strategies for Textbook Use Unlimited
    • Chapter 8: Reading-Study Strategies for Textbook Use – Lecture Unlimited
    • Chapter 8: Reading-Study Strategies for Textbook Use – Assignment 2 days
    • Chapter 8: Reading-Study Strategies for Textbook Use – Quiz 01:00:00
    • Chapter 9: Writing in the Content Areas Unlimited
    • Chapter 9: Writing in the Content Areas – Lecture Unlimited
    • Chapter 9: Writing In the Content Area Assignment 2 days
    • Chapter 9: Writing in the Content Areas – Quiz 01:00:00
    • Chapter 10: Literature-Based and Thematic Approaches to Content Area Teaching Unlimited
    • Chapter 10: Literature-Based and Thematic Approaches to Content Area Teaching – Lecture Unlimited
    • Chapter 10: Literature-Based and Thematic Approaches to Content Area Teaching – Assignment 2 days
    • Chapter 10: Literature-Based and Thematic Approaches to Content Area Teaching – Quiz 01:00:00
    • Chapter 11: Reading in the Content Areas: I Unlimited
    • Chapter 11: Reading in the Content Areas: I – Lecture Unlimited
    • Chapter 11: Reading in the Content Areas: I Assignment 2 days
    • Chapter 11: Reading in the Content Areas: I- Quiz 01:00:00
    • Chapter 12: Reading in the Content Areas: II Unlimited
    • Chapter 12: Reading in the Content Areas: II – Lecture Unlimited
    • Chapter 12: Reading in the Content Areas: II – Assignment 2 days
    • Chapter 12: Reading in the Content Areas: II – Quiz 01:00:00
    • Secondary School Literacy Final Exam 02:00:00

Upcoming Classes
No class listing = Open Enrollment

Instructor(s)

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Instructor: Dr. Sara Hoefler currently engages in private practice for child and adolescent behavior, parent coaching, and life skills coaching. With 25 years of experience in the field, she is an expert in special education. Her years as a principal of a K-12 school serving exclusively special needs students has given her expertise and insight into how to best work with parents to find the most appropriate options for their children socially, academically, and developmentally. She holds current certifications in education (K-12) and brings hands-on experience. Dr. Hoefler also co-authored and organized training events in Special Education meditations for teachers, mediators, and lawyers through the Alternative Dispute Resolution Academy.

Contacts

866-384-4563
info@adraceu.com

Address

121 South Orange Avenue Suite 1500,
  Orlando, Florida, 32801

Address

1655 North Fort Myers Drive, Suite 700, Arlington, Virginia 22209

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