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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ED 6020 - Fundamentals of Literacy Learning

(ED 4020)

This course explores literacy instruction designed to improve reading and writing for all students across all content areas. Instruction focuses around problem-solving strategies that allow students to gain meaning from critical interpretation of text in varying contexts, whether print or digital. These differentiated strategies address all types of students that will populate a diverse, modern classroom: English language learners, special education students, and students performing above or below grade level. A broadened definition of literacy is investigated, one that entails not only reading and writing, but coherence, analysis, inference, and synthesis. This approach is presented within the context of scaffolding for students so that all may be able to critically analyze a variety of texts.