Antony T Smith
B EDUC 535
Explores instructional strategies designed to guide students in acquiring and developing writing skills across the curriculum. Emphasizes preparing materials to use in single subject-area teaching as well as developing as a writer to effectively model and scaffold writing instruction.
This seminar explores instructional strategies designed to guide students in acquiring and developing writing skills across the curriculum. Emphasis is on preparing materials to use in subject-area teaching as well as developing as a writer to effectively model and scaffold writing instruction across a variety of genres. This course is one of the series of courses offered to fulfill the requirements of the reading endorsement as part of the M.Ed. degree.
Student learning goals
1.0 OSPI Common Core: Foundational Knowledge: Candidates have knowledge of the foundations of reading and writing processes and instruction.
3.0 OSPI Common Core: Instructional Strategies and Curriculum Materials: Candidates have knowledge of a wide range of instructional practices, approaches, methods and curriculum materials to support reading and writing instruction.
4.0 OSPI Common Core: Creating a Literate Environment: Candidates create a literate environment that fosters reading and writing by integrating foundational knowledge, use of instructional practices, approaches and methods, curriculum materials and the appropriate use of assessments.
6.0 OSPI Common Core: Instructional Methodology (Demonstration): Candidates demonstrate a deep understanding of the pedagogical knowledge and practice specific to the teaching of reading and writing.
General method of instruction
The course is designed for substantial student participation. In addition to using a variety of resources to provide a basis for common knowledge, students will work collaboratively to identify and explore issues.
Class assignments and grading
Course grades will be based on assignments listed below. Criteria for each assignment will be distributed during class. Strong work is indicated by careful analysis of readings, reflective consideration of the issues, and substantial participation in class discussions. 1. Active participation 2. Response journal/Writing journal 3. Subject-area writing project