Course Descriptions

TitleInnovations in Reading and Writing


What do “good” readers and writers do? How can we help students who struggle with academic, print literacy to acquire the same skills, strategies, and habits of mind as students who are successful? In this course candidates draw on social constructivist, sociocognitive and transactional theories to develop answers to these questions. The course is intended for elementary and secondary teachers who want to explore specific teaching strategies designed to help students who struggle with print literacy, and is therefore practice-oriented. Course goals include designing innovative and strategic interventions for students struggling with development of print literacy.