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RD-40: Extending and Enriching Reading Language Arts Instruction

Description

The 2-credit course is designed to support teachers as they guide all students to reach high performance standards in reading/language arts. Participants learn ways to integrate best practices from research-based programs like Junior Great Books and William and Mary into the balanced literacy classroom.

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Course Outcomes

By the end of the ten weeks, participants will have:

  • Developed an understanding of rigor and its implications for reading/language arts planning and instruction.
  • Explored ways to integrate best practices from Junior Great Books, William and Mary and other research-based programs to increase rigorous instruction that challenges all students.

Session Topics Include

  • Breadth and Depth of Reading
  • Oral and Written Response to Reading
  • Exploring Fiction and Nonfiction Reading and Writing
  • Questioning and Discussion Models
  • Inquiry Learning
  • Planning – The Backwards Design Process
  • Critical Thinking in the Language Arts

Course Texts

  • Awakening the Genius in the Classroom by Thomas Harvey
  • Nonfiction Matters by Stephanie Harvey
  • Listen to This: Developing an Ear for Expository by Marcia S. Freeman
  • Lives of the Writers by Kathleen Krull
  • Poetry for Young People: Emily Dickinson edited by Frances Schoonmaker Bolin
  • Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost edited by Frances Schoonmaker Bolin
  • Poetry for Young People: Carl Sandburg edited by Frances Schoonmaker Bolin
  • Wondrous Words by Katie Wood Ray

Class Project

Participants select a lesson from the Reading/Writing/Language Arts Instructional Guide and extend it to provide further challenge. Participants implement the revised lesson with students and share resulting work samples.

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