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    • "In our study, however, we found no support for the claims made in Put Reading First and translated into the No Child Left Behind Act. Our findings show that the children in the commercial phonics-based programs are not significantly better than children in literature-based programs in phonics use, in or out of textual content" (Arya, Martens, Wilson, Altwerger, Jin, Laster & Lang, 2005, p. 69).

Overview

This is the EDU 612 course home page and it is divided into 3 sections. On this wikipage, you will find: 1.) course information; 2.) the topics of the course, links to lessons taught in class and embedded assignments; and 3.) the course syllabus.

Section 1

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Rada, Kristina & Elizabeth S.
Rada, Kristina & Elizabeth S.

Michaela, Lauren, & Jen G.
Michaela, Lauren, & Jen G.
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Jen M., Kim, & Emmalee

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Katie, Allie, & Elizabeth K.
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Kayla, Denise, & Elizabeth F.

Section 2, Topics of the Course & Suggested Guideline

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  • Week 1
    • Tuesday, July 22 - Literature Circles : A Tool for Self-Determination in One Middle School Inclusive Classroom (Blum, Lipsett, & Yocom, 2002)

    • Wednesday, July 23 - Increasing Young Low‐Income Children’s Oral Vocabulary Repertoires through Rich and Focused Instruction (Beck & McKeown, 2007)

    • Thursday, July 24 - Coaching Teachers' Talk during Vocabulary and Comprehension Instruction (Robertson, Ford-Connors, & Paratore, 2014)

    • Friday - Monday 25 - 28

  • Week 2
    • Tuesday, July 29 - Developing Argument Writing through Evidence-Based Responses to Student-Generated Questions (Verlaan, Ortlieb, Verlaan, & Fink, 2014)

    • Wednesday, July 30 - Building comprehension for reading novels: The prereading-schema building process (Anderson & Hite, 2010)

    • Thursday, July 31 - Untangling Reading Comprehension Strategy Instruction: Assisting Struggling Readers in the Primary Grades (Mahdavi & Tensfeldt, 2013)

    • August 1 - August 4

  • Week 3 -
    • Tuesday, August 5 - Implementing Readers Theatre as an Approach to Classroom Fluency Instruction (Young & Rasinski, 2009)

    • Wednesday, August 6 - Adaptive Teachers as Innovators: Instructional Adaptations Opening Spaces for Enhanced Literacy Learning (Vaughn & Parsons, 2013)

    • Thursday, August 7 - Harry Potter Experience, Hickory Hill Swim and Tennis Club, Orchard Park, NY - details are coming

Section 3

  • Syllabus




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  1. ^ This guideline will change due to face-to-face class constraints