The number in parentheses following the course title indicates the semester hours of credit assigned to the course. An H following the course number indicates an honors level course.
This course will build on the students’ knowledge of assessment and investigate how the information collected can be used to make informed instructional decisions. The focus will be on using what the teacher knows about their students’ skills to choose reading materials and mini-lessons in reading. Topics will include utilizing various informal and formal assessments, the analysis of assessment data, a review of the New York State Language Arts Standards, examination of reading materials, leveling texts, matching books with students, and developing lesson plans that address student needs. Students will be expected to write lesson plans that reflect their analysis of student skills and strategies. Students are expected to fulfill a minimum of 20 hours of their literacy practicum requirements through tutoring or clinic teaching in conjunction with this course. Co-requisite EDUC 6912.