EDUC551 - Inclusive Elementary Reading and Writing

Course Details

Course Code: EDUC551 Course ID: 4717 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course examines the methods and materials for teaching and assessing reading and writing in the elementary school classroom. It includes a review of the research and literature pertaining to the basic concepts underlying reading and writing methods; an introduction to emergent literacy in the elementary classroom, the psychological and linguistic factors that influence the reading and writing process; reading comprehension strategies, vocabulary development, phonemic awareness, phonics, and the use of technology in teaching reading and writing. The course explores the relationship between reading and writing; strategies for developing listening and speaking skills; materials and methods for students with special needs; integration of the language arts across all areas of the elementary school curriculum; multiple literacies; and the study of literature genres and their relationship to other content areas. NOTE: You may NOT take EDUC551 if you have taken EDUC545 or EDUC552 (Prerequisite: EDUC502)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
07/31/2023 - 12/29/2023 01/01/2024 - 04/21/2024 January Winter 2024 Session A 16 Week session

Current Syllabi

Upon successful completion of this course, candidates will be able to:

  1. Use the National Reading Panel’s five essential areas of reading instruction (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension) in lesson plans. (WVPTs 1C, 1D; IRA 1, 5, 6)
  2. Choose technological tools that effectively meet the individual and collective needs of diverse students (English Language Learners, children with special needs, etc.) in lesson plans. (WVPTs 1D; ISTE 1, 4, 5; IRA 2, 4, 5)
  3. Use informal and formal methods in the assessment of children’s literacy development. (WVPTs 1E, 3E, 4C; IRA 2, 3, 5, 6)
  4. Analyze major theories associated with reading and writing instruction. (WVPTs 1A; IRA 1, 6)
  5. Examine genres of literature and their relationship to content areas across the curriculum. (WVPTs 1A; WVPTS 1A; IRA 4, 5)
  6. Compare the Reading Process and the Writing Process. (IRA 1, 5)
  7. Analyze methods for organizing reading and writing instruction (units, Reading/Writing Workshop, literature circles, etc.). (WVPTs 1B, 2A; IRA 1, 2, 5, 6)
  8. Appraise strategies that promote multiple literacies (visual literacy, content-area literacy, technological literacy, etc.) in children. (WVPTs 1B; IRA 1, 2, 4, 5)
  9. Design activities to foster young children’s literacy development. (WVPTs 1C, 1D, 2A, 4C; IRA 2, 4, 5)
NameGrade %
Assignments 60.00%
Learning Activity 1: Oral Language 7.50%
Learning Activity 2: Supporting Diverse Learners 7.50%
Pinterest Genre Project 7.50%
Phonics or Phonemic Awareness Lesson Plan 7.50%
Comprehension Lesson Plan 7.50%
Methods Analysis Paper 7.50%
News Commercial - Major Theories 7.50%
Vocabulary Lesson Plan 7.50%
Case Study 20.00%
Assessment and Literacy Case Study 20.00%
Discussions 20.00%
Introductions 1.18%
Week 1: What is Language Arts? 1.18%
Week 2: Oral Language Development 1.18%
Week 3: Speaking and Listening 1.18%
Week 4: Diverse Learners 1.18%
Week 5: Literature 1.18%
Week 6: Selecting Literature 1.18%
Week 7: Assessing and Accommodating 1.18%
Week 8: Phonemic Awareness and Phonics 1.18%
Week 9: Fluency 1.18%
Week 9: Comprehension 1.18%
Week 10: The Reading Writing Connection 1.18%
Week 12: Writing Genres 1.18%
Week 14: L.A. and Technology 1.18%
Week 15: L.A. and the Arts 1.18%
Week 16: Spelling and Vocabulary 1.18%
Week 16: Reflections and Closure 1.18%

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.