2019-2020 Graduate Academic Catalog

EEDUC 6049 Word Study: Teaching Phonics, Spelling, and Vocabulary (3-8)

This course examines the rationales and theories underpinning the teaching of phonics, spelling, and vocabulary in an authentic literacy classroom for grades 3-8. You will investigate essential categories of learning and consider ways in which word study fits into a broader language and literacy framework. You will analyze teaching and engage in inquiry that will deepen your understanding of how words work and serve as a set of instructional practices for effective teaching of a range of students. Participants should be teaching in a classroom at this grade level, or have access to a small group of students with whom they can work over time in order to complete assignments successfully.