ARL647B Field Studies: Language Arts Assessment & Instruction II

Course Description

This field-experience course is the fourth course of the Reading specialization course sequence. It serves to offer the candidate the opportunity to implement research-based theory, assessment, and instructional strategies with a diverse student population. Candidates must complete a field experience requiring assessment and instruction of students, including non-readers and English Language Learners. Candidates work with English Language Learners and struggling readers at early and intermediate levels in one-on-one, small group and whole class settings. The field experience component of this course is a supervised application of theoretical concepts in a practical setting.

Learning Outcomes

  • Select individualized informal literacy assessments for struggling readers at early or intermediate levels, including English language learners.
  • Conduct an Action Research Proposal with recommendations for instructional interventions,based on data collected from individualized informal literacy assessments.
  • Evaluate results of individualized informal and formal assessments in collaboration with parents.
  • Support students through tutorial and whole-class language arts instruction for students experiencing difficulties, based on informal assessments.
  • Defend plans for tutorial, small-group, and whole-class language arts instruction to principal and other school personnel, including assessment-based rationale.
  • Integrate instructional technology into language arts instruction.
  • Differentiate instruction based on language, cultural, and academic factors.
  • Evaluate themselves using their field experience video recording on the basis of theories and principles of language arts/reading.