Sep 18, 2020  
2019-2020 Course Catalog 
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EDUC 1030 - Literacy Education Strategies

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 3 Lab None
Course Description: Reading and Writing are integral parts of every K-12 classroom.  In this course, students will learn about skills, resources and teaching strategies for developing literacy in K-12 students.  Students are required to participate in 10 hours of field experience activities involving literacy in K-12 schools and must provide their own transportation.  A Minnesota Human Services background study with no restrictions may be required.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): Course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940  with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051  with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Instructional Strategies
    1. Foundations of Reading
      1. Phonemic awareness
      2. Phonics and other word-recognition skills
      3. Fluency
      4. Vocabulary development
      5. Comprehension
    2. Foundations of Writing
      1. Basic writing skills:  spelling, capitalization, punctuation, handwriting/keyboarding, and sentence structure
      2. Writing processes:  planning, revising, and editing
      3. Writing knowledge: understanding of discourse and genre 
  2. Literacy Resources
    1. Technological devices
    2. Web
    3. Manuals
    4. Tangibles
    5. Colleagues
  3. Recording Data
    1. Rubrics
    2. Curriculum-based measurements
    3. Observations
  4. State Standards
    1. Testing
    2. Common Core
  5. Field Experience

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. interpret a wide range of texts.
  2. explain terminology related to the instruction of reading and writing.
  3. support the instruction of students in reading and writing following written and oral lesson plans.
  4. utilize effective developmental, age-appropriate, and culturally sensitive instructional strategies in reading and writing.
  5. access and effectively use available resources, including technology, for supporting teacher instruction in the subjects of reading and writing.
  6. gather and record data regarding student performance in the areas of reading and writing.
  7. describe on how the Minnesota Standards and Testing (including state and local testing) direct the teaching of reading and writing in Minnesota.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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