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RDG 420 ENTIRE COURSE

RDG 420 Week 1 Individual Letter of Introduction

 

 

RDG 420 Week 1 Individual: Letter of Introduction

Congratulations! You recently accepted a job at the local elementary school teaching your preferred grade level. The grade level department chair has asked you to prepare a written or oral introduction to the other teachers on that grade level.

Write a 200- to 350-word letter of introduction or prepare a three- to five-minute presentation for the staff that includes how you expect to incorporate the following into teaching reading at your grade level:

Major theories of cognitive development
 
Main stages of literacy development

Integration of language arts into other content areas
 
Read-alouds
 
If you choose to do a presentation, consider using a presentation medium other than Microsoft® PowerPoint®, the Technology Resource Library located on the College of Education Resources page lists some alternatives to Microsoft® PowerPoint®.

Submit your paper and presentation.

 

RDG 420 Week 1 Individual Letter of Introduction

 

 

RDG 420 Week 2 Individual Phonics Competency Pretest

 

Access the University of Phoenix Material: Phonics Competency Pretest.

Complete the assessment before accessing the University of Phoenix Material: Phonics Competency Pretest Answer Key.

Write a response about this experience of no less than 350 words. Reflect on how you performed on this assessment. What are your strengths and what are some areas you need to strengthen? How does this assessment relate to and inform your teaching of phonics?

Submit your response and a copy of the Phonics Competency Assessment.

Format your response according to APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment.

 

RDG 420 Week 2 Individual Phonics Competency Pretest

 

RDG 420 Week 2 Team Assignment Reading Fluency Assessment Tools

Complete the Reading Assessment Tool worksheet.

Submit your assignment.

Reading Assessment Tools

Identify three reading assessment tools for each of the following areas and complete the chart.

Fluency

Assessment
Target grade level
Whole group/small group/ individual student
Meets needs of diverse learners
Cost
Pros & Cons
Reference

Vocabulary

Assessment
Target grade level
Whole group/small group/ individual student
Meets needs of diverse learners
Cost
Pros & Cons
Reference

Assessment
Target grade level
Whole group/small group/ individual student
Meets needs of diverse learners
Cost
Pros & Cons
Reference

RDG 420 Week 2 Team Assignment Reading Fluency Assessment Tools

 

 

RDG 420 Week 2 Team Assignment Vocabulary Mini Lessons

Develop two mini-lessons on vocabulary. One of those mini-lessons must reinforce morphemic or contextual analysis of vocabulary.

Develop a 10- to 15-minute vocabulary mini-lesson. Agree on the grade level that you will create the mini-lesson for.

Identify the academic standards relevant for that grade level and vocabulary for each state represented by your Learning Team members.

Identify the assessment tools that you would use to evaluate student understanding of the vocabulary and the effectiveness of the mini-lesson.

Develop another 10- to 15-minute vocabulary mini-lesson that reinforces morphemic and contextual analysis.

Identify the assessment tools that you would use to evaluate student understanding of the vocabulary and the effectiveness of the mini-lesson.

Create an 8- to 10-slide presentation of your mini-lessons and the assessment tools. You may choose to use a presentation medium other than Microsoft® PowerPoint®.

Submit your assignment.

 

RDG 420 Week 2 Team Assignment Vocabulary Mini Lessons

 

RDG 420 Week 3 Team Assignment Reading Comprehension Lesson Plans

Review Ch. 8 and 11 of Literacy for the 21st Century as a point of reference.

Develop two formal lesson plans: one in guided reading and one in shared reading.

Focus on reading comprehension strategies in each lesson plan.

Include the following in your lesson plans:

Grade level
 
Learning objectives

Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts

Materials used
Instructional plan (must be fully described)

Assessment
 
Submit your assignment.

 

RDG 420 Week 3 Team Assignment Reading Comprehension Lesson Plans

 

 

RDG 420 Week 3 Individual Depth of Knowledge

Access the WeTeach NYC “Depth of Knowledge” page.

Watch the “Introduction to Depth of Knowledge” video.

Open “Webb’s Depth of Knowledge Levels” on the WeTeach NYC Depth of Knowledge page.

Choose a grade level expository text from an additional academic source of your choosing.

Determine the key ideas of the text.

Identify academic vocabulary in the text.

Develop a series of six text-dependent questions, using Webb’s Depth of Knowledge Levels. Consider how Depth of Knowledge supports close reading. You must have at least one question from each of the four levels.

Submit the passage, the vocabulary list, and the Depth of Knowledge text-dependent questions.

RDG 420 Week 3 Individual Depth of Knowledge

 

 

RDG 420 Week 4 Team Assignment Webquest

Access the WebQuest.org website.

Read the “What is a WebQuest?” section.

Select and read the “Creating WebQuests” section.

Review the “QuestGarden” and the “Other Online Authoring Systems” sections.

Select one of the sample WebQuests in the “QuestGarden” section.

Click and read through the different sections.

Answer the following question: How might webquests be used for differentiation of learning?  

Use one of the authoring tools such as QuestGarden to create a webquest as a team. Your webquest should address reading and writing across the content areas, differentiated tasks for students with learning challenges, advanced students, and student learning.

Submit your assignment.

RDG 420 Week 4 Team Assignment Webquest

 

 

RDG 420 Week 4 Individual 6+1 Trait® Mini Lessons

Read the “6+1 Trait® Definitions” developed by Education Northwest.

Review Ch. 3 of Teaching Writing.

Read “Mini-lesson madness” and “The Trait Lady Speaks Up” on this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings page.

Develop a mini-lesson for each 6 +1 Trait® of writing based on a piece of children’s literature. Mini-lessons should focus on a single point and can be taught in a whole group setting, small group setting, or with individual students.

Create an 8- to 10-slide presentation of the 6 +1 Trait® mini-lessons. Use Microsoft® PowerPoint® or other presentation software approved by your instructor. Include the following:
Title slide

One slide for the selected 6 +1 Trait®
 
Mini-lesson for the selected 6 +1 Trait®
 
The teaching point the mini-lesson focuses on
 
The grade level for which the mini-lesson is intended

The setting for which the mini-lesson is intended

The intended length of the mini-lesson

Conclusion slide
 
References slide
 

Format your references according to APA guidelines.

Include speaker notes.

Submit your assignment.

 

 

 

RDG 420 Week 4 Individual 6+1 Trait® Mini Lessons

 

RDG 420 Week 5 Individual Teaching Reflection Paper

Select one lesson you developed for this course and teach it to students in a grade-appropriate classroom (if permitted, at your field experience placement site).

Reflect on your experience in My Time Log, including revisions that you would make to the lesson based on the experience.

Write a 350- to 700-word reflection or create an 8- to 10-slide presentation summarizing your observations.

Include the following:

How the teacher organizes for instruction

What teaching method theory is being used

Examples of effective teaching practices

The nature of the print environment and if you would consider it print-rich


If the students appear to be active learners

What has influenced the teacher’s organization for literacy instruction
Submit your assignment.

RDG 420 Week 5 Individual Teaching Reflection Paper

 

RDG 420 Week 5 Individual Integrated Reading Unit

Complete the Signature Assignment: Integrated Reading Unit*.

Submit your assignment.

 

Integrated Reading Unit

Design a two-week reading unit for an identified elementary grade level that concentrates on a core book or an author, incorporates appropriate technology, and integrates one of the following major subject areas: mathematics, science, social studies, the arts (visual and performing), physical education, or health education. The reading unit consists of four sections: unit introduction, resources toolkit, lesson planning, and reflection. You will develop five lesson plans for this unit. Use APA formatting.
Each lesson plan should include the following:

Materials: Identify and provide as appropriate the materials and instructional resources needed for the teacher and students. Resources may include technology, handouts, guest speakers, etc. Describe how the materials support and enhance the lesson.

Instructional approach: Provide a detailed outline of the lesson based on the following:
 
Set the stage for learning
 
Lesson delivery and guided practice
 
Closure

Independent practice
 
Lesson Assessments: Design a formative assessment for each lesson and a summative assessment for the entire unit.

RDG 420 Week 5 Individual Integrated Reading Unit

 

RDG 420 ENTIRE COURSE

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