TED621B Reading/Lang. Arts Methods
Lead Faculty: Dr. Enid Acosta-Tello
Multiple Subject Candidates with research-based methods and strategies for designing and implementing a balanced and comprehensive program of instruction in reading, writing and related language arts aligned to the state adopted Content Standards and Reading/Language Arts Framework for California Public Schools. Prepares candidates for TPAs and RICA. It is strongly recommended that students take RICA examination after completion of this course.
- Demonstrate the ability to select, administer, and interpret a variety of informal and formal oral language, reading and language arts assessment instruments for planning, organizing, managing, and differentiating classroom instruction and to communicate assessment data to students, parents, guardians, school personnel (e.g., school counselor, reading specialist).
- Demonstrate the ability to organize, plan, and manage reading instruction by ensuring timely interventions, selecting and using instructional materials to create a learning environment that promotes reading.
- Demonstrate the ability to plan explicit and systematic instruction for all learners in
phonemic awareness and oral language development;
concepts about print and letter recognition.
- Demonstrate the ability to plan explicit and systematic instruction for all learners in phonics and other word identification strategies.
- Demonstrate the ability to plan explicit and systematic instruction for all learners in vocabulary, and fluency.
- Demonstrate the ability to provide explicit instruction and guided independent practice in developing lifelong independent readers by engaging students in using comprehension skills and strategies that are determined by the purpose for reading different types of material and texts.
- Demonstrate the ability to assess students’ responses to a variety of literary works representing a wide range of genres and to model and explicitly teach comprehension strategies that can be used to clarify the meaning of texts.
- Given assessment information about a variety of students, plan and implement appropriate instructional strategies to improve each student’s reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills and submit into electronic portfolio as signature assignment.