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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - RED6317

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2013-10-11
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only): n/a
Comments: to GC 3/4/13 for MAT in Elem Ed Changes; GC apprvd 3/4/13. to USF Sys 3/5/13. to SCNS 4/22/13. 6316 apprd as 6317


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2964 2012-10-10
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Childhood Education & Literacy Studies ED 172100
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Audra Parker 9743460 akparker@usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    RED 6317 Intermediate Literacy: Assessment, Skills, and Strategies

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable? N
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Intermediate Literacy
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    RED 6316

    Corequisites

    n/a

    Course Description

    Understand the developmentally appropriate, research-based theories and practices that support children’s literacy learning in the intermediate grade levels.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Needed for program/concentration/certificate change

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    25 students per semester

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    No

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Earned doctorate in Elementary Education or related field


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1.Identify the processes required in developing intermediate literacy and language skills. (FLCS 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10; ESOL 2.1, 2.2; ACEI 2.1; CF 2)

    2.Identify instructional strategies for developing intermediate literacy and language skills. (FLCS 1.5, 1.6, 1.9, 1.10; ESOL 2.1, 2.2)

    3.Evaluate intermediate literacy and language assessments. (FLCS 4.1, 4.6, FEAP 1.d; FRC 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5)

    4.Interpret assessment data to determine the abilities and needs of emergent literacy and language learners. (FLCS 4.2, 4.5; FEAP 4.c)

    5.Based on assessment results, develop differentiated instructional plans for intermediate literacy and language learners across the curriculum. (FLCS 4.4, 4.9; FEAP 1.e, 3.c, 3.h, 4.a; ESOL, 2.1, 2.2; ACEI 3.1, 3.2, 4.0; CF 6; FRC 4.15, 4.16, 4.17, 4.19)

    6.Communicate assessment and instruction decisions with parents/caregivers and colleagues. (FLCS 4.5)

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Literacy Portfolio: Intermediate Literacy Strategy Toolbox (100 points)

    Each component should include the following information:

    •Instructional strategies to support literacy and language learning related to the component (based on the interpretation of assessment data) (FLCS 1.5, 1.6, 1.9, 1.10; ESOL 2.1, 2.2; FRC 4.15, 4.16)

    •Instructional modifications to support diverse literacy and language learners (i.e., ESOL, students with an IEP, RtI, etc.) (FLCS 4.4, 4.9; FEAP 1.e, 3.c, 3.h, 4.a; ESOL, 2.1, 2.2; ACEI 3.1, 3.2, 4.0; CF 6; FRC 4.18, 4.19)

    •Assessments designed to measure literacy and language ability related to the component (FLCS 4.1, 4.2, 4.6 FEAP 1.d; FRC 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5)

    •2-3 page summary of the research supporting the pre-service teacher’s decision to include the assessments, instructional strategies, and modifications for each component (FLCS 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10; ESOL 2.1, 2.2; ACEI 2.1; CF 2)

    There are four components in this portfolio (each component should have a separate tab in the LiveBinder):

    Component 1 (25 points) – Independent & Guided Reading

    Component 2 (25 points) – Literature Study, Complex Text and the CCSS

    Component 3 (25 points) – Strategic Comprehension & Word Study

    Component 4 (25 points) – Reading and Writing Connections

    B. Other Formative Assignments/Assessments (Points and/or %)

    Classroom Design, Organization, and Management Plan for Intermediate Literacy (50 points) (FLCS 4.7; FEAP 2.a, 2.h, ESOL 2.1, 2.2)

    In order to provide students with appropriate instruction, classroom teachers must consider the design, organization, and management of the literacy teaching and learning spaces. As such, MAT teacher candidates in the course will develop a research-based approach to these classroom features. In addition to a map of classroom space, highlighting the literacy and language areas, students will outline the use and purpose for each space, and support those details with research from course readings. Draft due: Week 8. Final due: Week 14.

    Literacy Activity Cycle (25 points)(FLCS 1.5)

    Based on multiple assessment data, MAT teacher candidates will develop appropriate literacy workstations for various groups of students. These stations will include activities for reading, writing, and word study.

    Parent/Caregiver Letter (25 points) (FLCS 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 4.1, 4.5)

    MAT teacher candidates will use assessment data and their knowledge of research-based practices to compose a letter to parents/caregivers regarding a child’s progress in literacy, literacy abilities, and instructional needs.

    Blogs (10 points each) (FLCS 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10; ESOL 2.1, 2.2; ACEI 2.1; CF 2)

    MAT teacher candidates will submit weekly blog posts summarizing and responding to the assigned readings.

    C. Major Topics

    Week 1 Review of Emergent Literacy and Language

    Overview of Intermediate Literacy

    Week 2 Constrained and Unconstrained Skills

    Becoming Lifelong Readers and Writers

    Week 3 Three-Block Framework for Reading Instruction

    CCSS

    Assessing Reading Ability

    Week 4 Independent Reading

    Week 5 Guided Reading

    Week 6 Guided Reading

    Week 7 Literature Study

    Text Structures

    Week 8 Strategic Reading

    Comprehension Instruction

    Week 9 Comprehension & Word Analysis

    Week 10 Comprehension & Word Analysis

    Week 11 Comprehension & Word Analysis

    Week 12 Comprehension & Word Analysis

    Week 13 Word Study Design

    Week 14 Reading & Writing Connections

    Week 15 Reading & Writing Connections

    Week 16 Literacy Portfolio Sharing

    D. Textbooks

    n/a

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Chalk and Wire account. ID # can be purchased from USF bookstore.

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Using LiveBinders, MAT teacher candidates will create a Literacy Portfolio. This Portfolio will include multiple components related to Intermediate Literacy and Language. [PLEASE NOTE: You should use the same portfolio for each of your four literacy courses. Each course will have a section with tabs specific to the course. This allows you to have all of your literacy-related strategies in one place when you complete the program.]

    Each component should include the following information:

    • Instructional strategies to support literacy and language learning related to the component (based on the interpretation of assessment data) (FLCS 1.5, 1.6, 1.9, 1.10; ESOL 2.1, 2.2; FRC 4.15, 4.16)

    • Instructional modifications to support diverse literacy and language learners (i.e., ESOL, students with an IEP, RtI, etc.) (FLCS 4.4, 4.9; FEAP 1.e, 3.c, 3.h, 4.a; ESOL, 2.1, 2.2; ACEI 3.1, 3.2, 4.0; CF 6; FRC 4.18, 4.19)

    • Assessments designed to measure literacy and language ability related to the component (FLCS 4.1, 4.2, 4.6 FEAP 1.d; FRC 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5)

    • 2-3 page summary of the research supporting the pre-service teacher’s decision to include the assessments, instructional strategies, and modifications for each component (FLCS 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10; ESOL 2.1, 2.2; ACEI 2.1; CF 2)

    There are four components in this portfolio (each component should have a separate tab in the LiveBinder):

    Component 1 (25 points) – Independent & Guided Reading

    Component 2 (25 points) – Literature Study, Complex Text and the CCSS

    Component 3 (25 points) – Strategic Comprehension & Word Study

    Component 4 (25 points) – Reading and Writing Connections

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Classroom Design, Organization, and Management Plan for Intermediate Literacy (50 points) (FLCS 4.7; FEAP 2.a, 2.h, ESOL 2.1, 2.2)

    In order to provide students with appropriate instruction, classroom teachers must consider the design, organization, and management of the literacy teaching and learning spaces. As such, MAT teacher candidates in the course will develop a research-based approach to these classroom features. In addition to a map of classroom space, highlighting the literacy and language areas, students will outline the use and purpose for each space, and support those details with research from course readings. Draft due: Week 8. Final due: Week 14.

    Literacy Activity Cycle (25 points)(FLCS 1.5)

    Based on multiple assessment data, MAT teacher candidates will develop appropriate literacy workstations for various groups of students. These stations will include activities for reading, writing, and word study.

    Parent/Caregiver Letter (25 points) (FLCS 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 4.1, 4.5)

    MAT teacher candidates will use assessment data and their knowledge of research-based practices to compose a letter to parents/caregivers regarding a child’s progress in literacy, literacy abilities, and instructional needs.

    Blogs (10 points each) (FLCS 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10; ESOL 2.1, 2.2; ACEI 2.1; CF 2)

    MAT teacher candidates will submit weekly blog posts summarizing and responding to the assigned readings.

    C. Quizzes (Points and/or %)

    n/a

    D. Final Exam (Points and/or %)

    n/a

    Assignment POINTS Assessment Method

    Literacy Portfolio: Intermediate Literacy Strategy Toolbox 100 Rubric

    Classroom Design, Organization, and Management Plan for Intermediate Literacy 50 Rubric

    Literacy Activity Cycle 25 Rubric

    Parent/Caregiver Letter 25 Rubric

    Blogs 10/Blog Rubric

    H. Attendance Policy

    If you will be absent, you are responsible for notifying the instructor prior to class by email or phone. It is the student’s responsibility to get any missed notes, information, and handouts.

    An absence (excused or unexcused) will negatively impact your class participation points and ultimately, your final grade. I strongly encourage any student who knows before the class begins that they will miss more than one week of class to withdraw at this time. Excessive absences or tardies, even for legitimate reasons, result in substantial portions of the course not being fulfilled and will result in a failing grade.

    Prompt arrival to class is also a reflection of involvement and professionalism. Because many extraneous factors can influence arrival time, two tardies (30 minutes or less) can be overlooked. However, beyond two, your class participation points, and ultimately, your final grade will be negatively impacted. Missing more than 30 minutes of class will be considered an absence.

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/ogc%20web/currentreg.htm)

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/gc_pp/acadaf/gc10-045.htm)

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    Plagiarism is defined as "literary theft" and consists of the unattributed quotation of the exact words of a published text or the unattributed borrowing of original ideas by paraphrase from a published text. On written papers for which the student employs information gathered from books, articles, or oral sources, each direct quotation, as well as ideas and facts that are not generally known to the public-at-large, must be attributed to its author by means of the appropriate citation procedure. Citations may be made in footnotes or within the body of the text. Plagiarism also consists of passing off as one's own, segments or the total of another person's work.

    Punishment for academic dishonesty will depend on the seriousness of the offense and may include receipt of an "F" with a numerical value of zero on the item submitted, and the "F" shall be used to determine the final course grade. It is the option of the instructor to assign the student a grade of "F" of "FF" (the latter indicating dishonesty) in the course.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    MAT in Elementary Education


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    None



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