TE 846: Accomodating Differences in Literacy Learners -- Summer 2013
Instructor: Chad Waldron (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Reflection: TE 846 is the final course in my MAED program and one that I am looking forward to completing. Learning how to better assess literacy weaknesses among my students and differentiate instruction will help me tremendously as a middle school English instructor.
Description: This course is organized around five broad topical areas and associated literacy instruction and assessment practices: cultural and linguistic differences, individual motivation differences, neuropsychological differences, instructional arrangements to accommodate learning differences, and core components of effective literacy instruction. Students in the course learn about the principles of instruction and remediation in reading and writing, classroom assessment techniques for reading and writing, and materials and adaptations for reading and writing instruction. They also learn how to critically evaluate materials, curricula, programs, and practices used in literacy instruction, and how to select, modify, and design literacy materials, tasks, and teaching techniques to meet the specific needs of struggling readers and writers.