LIST 5373 (Summer
2010)-Dr. Peggy Semingson
UT Telecampus Course
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LIST 5373 - Foundations of Literacy Learning in the Primary Grades Balanced literacy approach to literacy instruction in the primary grades (K-4) with an emphasis on reading and writing including the critical areas of: phonics, phonemic awareness, word study, fluency, and comprehension. In addition, the course examines various theoretical models of reading along with the principles of teaching reading and writing using a variety of instructional strategies, effective program organization, assessment, and classroom management.
1. Beck, I. L., McKeown, M. G., and Kucan, L. (2002). Bringing words to life: Robust vocabulary instruction. New York: The Guilford Press.
2. Cleaveland, L.B., & K. Wood Ray. 2004. About the authors: Writing workshops with our youngest writers. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann
3. Miller, D. (2002). Reading With Meaning: Teaching Comprehension in the Primary Grades. Portland, Maine: Stenhouse.
4. Rasinski, T. (2003) The fluent reader: Oral reading strategies for building word recognition, fluency, and comprehension. New York: Scholastic
5. Wilhelm, Jeffrey D. 2004. Reading IS Seeing: Learning to visualize scenes, characters, ideas, and text worlds to improve comprehension and reflective reading. New York: Scholastic Professional Books.
6. Boushey, G., & Moser, J. (2006). The Daily Five. York, ME: Stenhouse.
7. **Adams, M. (1991). Beginning to Read: Thinking and Learning about Print. MIT Press.
**Beginning to Read by Marilyn Adams is a seminal work in the field and is a comprehensive literature synthesis about the research up until the publication date regarding beginning reading. Adams’ work is highly regarded. It is essential reading for literacy scholars. I especially recommend it if you are considering doctoral work in Literacy Studies. There is a “summary” version of this book also available on online bookstore sites, but it is out of print. You can preview a limited version on Google Books to decide if you want to purchase it.
Articles from the UTA library database and Internet (use your NetId and password to login):
· Beck, I. L., & McKeown, M.G. (2001). Text Talk: Capturing the benefits of read-aloud experiences for young children. The Reading Teacher, 55(1), p.1- 20. Available: http://libproxy.uta.edu:2066/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=5112390&site=ehost-live
· Article: ‘The Six Ts of Effective Elementary Literacy Instruction’ byRichard Allington (2002). Available: http://www.readingrockets.org/article/96?theme=print or http://www.alder.k12.oh.us/public/http___www.readingrockets.pdf
General information on reading instruction:
Effective Principles of Literacy Instruction:
International Reading Association http://www.reading.org/General/Default.aspx
National Council of Teachers of English http://ncte.org/
Six traits writing http://www.thetraits.org/how_to.php
Six traits lesson plans http://www.thetraits.org/lessonplans.php
[searchable by grade and
Rubistar [create your own rubrics]: http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php
This website that gives you actual
practice scoring papers based on the six traits. You read a little
writing sample, score it, and then compare it to the score they gave it: