2019-2020 Graduate Academic Catalog

EEDUC 6169 Thinking, Talking, and Writing about Texts (K-8)

Participants learn how to observe, analyze, and lift the level of students’ thinking about reading through instruction that engages students in close analysis of text and links thinking, talking, and writing. Using behavioral evidence of student talk and writing, participants make effective teaching decisions for all students, including those whose primary language is not English. Several instructional contexts within readers’ workshop will be examined: interactive read aloud, literature study, writing about reading, mini lessons, and conferences. 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.