Content Literacy   [Archived Catalog]
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
   

RDNG 648 - Content Literacy


This course is designed to provide understanding into how information is gained from many kinds of text in content areas and how knowledge is constructed from this information by students in the upper elementary, middle and secondary grades. A balanced approach will be used as textbooks, tradebooks and electronic resources are examined. There will be an emphasis on employing those metacognitive strategies that proficient readers use when engaging with text, and how to model those in a content classroom. Strategies on how to develop vocabulary, aid comprehension, utilize effective study strategies, and develop background knowledge in order to improve content literacy will also be examined.

Credit Hours: 3

Term Offered: Spring