Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog 
    May 28, 2024  
Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDUC 245 - Materials for Reading Instruction

Designed to allow pre-service and in-service classroom teachers to understand and use the findings of scientific research to select, evaluate, and compare instructional materials and programs for the teaching of reading. Learners will explore how to effectively and efficiently use various sources and programs in instructional planning for each of the stages of reading (literacy) development. This course meets the Maryland State Department of Education Reading Instruction requirements for an initial certificate in Elementary Education. This course does not fulfill any requirements for the A.A.T. PREREQUISITE(S): EDUC 243  or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week. Formerly ED 218.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast various programs based on criteria identified in scientifically-based reading research.
  • Determine the merits of a given program and how to utilize the program with an identified population.
  • Align instruction with recommendations from reading research such as ‘The Consumer’s Guide for Evaluating Core Reading Programs.’
  • Select an objective from the Voluntary State Curriculum and outline a series of scaffolded activities using appropriate text and instructional strategies.
  • Evaluate children’s literature to develop an annotated resource guide.
  • Develop a multi-level text set (approximately ten books) to support a content area topic.
  • Create a literacy center, thematic unit, multi-media presentation to provide differentiated instruction in alignment with identified purposes.
  • Critique and categorize a variety of materials to determine their appropriateness in addressing student needs and diverse perspectives.
  • Select materials for establishing a print-rich classroom environment.

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