|Graduate Course Details|
|Title||Reading and Writing in the Content Areas|
Students learn strategies for assisting middle and secondary students with reading and writing in the academic disciplines. Topics include assessment of literacy skills, the use of textbooks, trade books, and electronic texts, comprehension strategies, vocabulary development, the writing process, study skills, out of school literacy practices as a bridge to academic literacy, and first and second language and literacy processes. Students will consult the policy briefs by the professional associations in their disciplines, as well as research, and consider how to apply the recommendations in their classrooms.