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EDU 425 Content Area Literacy

Credits: 3
Prerequisites:
  • Prerequisite: EDU 315 (for Elementary, Early Childhood and Instructional Strategist majors) or EDU 319 (for Secondary majors)
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This course provides instruction in how to develop individualized content reading skills for elementary, middle school, junior high and high school students; how to evaluate readability of textbooks and students’ ability to read texts through informal teacher made assessments (formative assessments); how to integrate technology in content area reading and how to develop strategies to assist students in reading their content area textbooks. In addition, students develop knowledge of the different types of writing and speaking; knowledge of narrative, expressive, persuasive, informational, and descriptive writing and speaking; writing as communication; and differentiated instructional strategies for reading and writing in the content areas.