Course curriculum

  • 1

    Competency 001 Oral Language

    • Competency 001 Oral Language

    • Oral Language

    • Developmental Processes of Oral Language

    • Oral Language and the Science of Teaching Reading

    • Basic Linguistic Concepts

    • Alphabetic Principle

    • Phonics

    • Phonemic Awareness

    • Phonological Awareness

    • Phonics, Phonemic Awareness, and Phonological Awareness in the Classroom

    • Sample Test Questions

  • 2

    Competency 002 Phonological and Phonemic Awareness

    • Phonological and Phonemic Awareness

    • Phonemic and Phonological Awareness and Reading

    • Phonological Awareness, Phonemic Awareness, and the Science of Teaching Reading

    • Meeting the Needs of All Students

    • Assessments

    • Instructional Techniques for Phonological and Phonemic Awareness

    • Working With Families

    • Reading Components and Their Connection to Phonological and Phonemic Awareness

    • Sequence of Instruction - IMPORTANT

    • Sample Test Questions

  • 3

    Competency 003 Alphabetic Principle

    • Alphabetic Principle

    • Elements of the Alphabetic Principle

    • Print Awareness and the Science of Teaching Reading

    • Teaching Print Conventions, Book Handling, and Word Awareness

    • Predictable Patterns

    • Not All Languages Are Alphabetic

    • Meeting the Needs of All Students

    • Assessments

    • Working With Families

    • Sample Test Questions

  • 4

    Competency 004 Literacy Development

    • Competency 004 Literacy Development

    • Stages of Literacy

    • Literary Analysis, Story Elements, and Genres

    • Fostering Print Awareness

    • Letters and Numbers

    • Left to Right Progression and Punctuation

    • Developing Literacy in Various Contexts

    • Teaching the Functions and Concepts of Print

    • Literature in the Classroom

    • Teaching the Author's Purpose

    • Independent Reading Level

    • Working With Families and the Community

    • Sample Test Questions

  • 5

    Competency 005 Word Analysis and Identification Skills

    • Word Analysis and Identification Skills

    • Sequence of Decoding and Word Analysis

    • Word Recognition and Word Analysis

    • Teaching Students to Decode Phonetically Regular Words

    • High-Frequency Words

    • Teaching Students to Decode Complex Words

    • Resources

    • Working With Families

    • Sample Test Questions

  • 6

    Competency 006 Fluency Reading

    • Fluency and Reading Comprehension

    • Understanding Fluency

    • The Connection Between Fluency and Comprehension

    • Meeting the Needs of All Students

    • Improving Reading Fluency

    • Encouraging Reading for Pleasure

    • Improving Comprehension in Expository Texts

    • Independent Reading Levels- Again

    • Working With Other Professionals and With Families

    • Sample Test Questions

  • 7

    Competency 007 Reading Comprehension and Application

    • Reading Comprehension and Application

    • Improving Reading Comprehension

    • Factors Affecting Reading Comprehension

    • Metacognitive Strategies

    • Levels of Reading Comprehension

    • Learning to Read and Reading to Learn

    • More Ways to Improve Reading Comprehension

    • Understanding Texts

    • Review of Metacognition

    • Understanding Culture

    • Connecting Texts

    • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

    • Working With Other Professionals and With Families

    • Sample Test Questions

  • 8

    Competency 008 Vocabulary Development

    • Vocabulary Development

    • Building Vocabulary

    • Teaching Directly and Indirectly

    • Reading Different Types of Texts

    • Types of Vocabulary

    • Helping Students Understand Vocabulary

    • Wide Reading

    • Sample Test Questions

  • 9

    Competency 009 Reading, Inquiry, and Research

    • Reading, Inquiry, and Research

    • Teaching Abstract Content and Ideas

    • Teaching Students to Interpret Information

    • Teaching Study and Inquiry Skills

    • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills

    • Teaching Students How to Write a Topic Sentence

    • Working With Other Professionals and With Families

    • Sample Test Questions

  • 10

    Competency 010 Writing Conventions

    • Writing Conventions

    • Developing Writing Conventions

    • Spelling

    • Stages of Spelling Development

    • Spelling Instruction

    • Fine Motor Skills and Writing

    • Writing Conventions

    • Spoken and Written Language

    • Teaching Pencil Grip

    • Sample Test Questions

  • 11

    Competency 011 Written Communication

    • Written Communication

    • Connecting Reading and Writing

    • Fostering Vocabulary Development

    • Monitoring Students' Development in Writing

    • Drafts and Publication

    • Benefits of Technology

    • Writing for Different Audiences, Settings, and Purposes

    • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills

    • Supporting Ideas

    • Working With Other Professionals and Families

    • Sample Test Questions

  • 12

    Competency 012 Viewing and Representing

    • Viewing and Representing

    • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills

    • Characteristics and Functions of Different Types of Media

    • Comparing and Contrasting Different Media

    • Evaluating Visual Images

    • Analyzing the Intent and Meaning of Messages

    • Working With Other Professionals and With Families

    • Sample Test Questions

  • 13

    Competency 013 Assessing Developing Literacy

    • Assessing Developing Literacy

    • Literacy Assessments

    • Formative and Summative Assessments

    • Fluency Assessments

    • Assessing Alphabetic Knowledge and Word Analysis

    • Informal Reading Inventories

    • Summative Assessments and Rubrics

    • Using Charts

    • Formal Assessments

    • More Information About Assessments

    • Planning Further Instruction

    • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills

    • Reading Levels

    • Guided Reading

    • Teaching Students to Choose Appropriate Books

    • Working With Other Professionals and With Families

    • Development of Writing

    • Assessing Students' Study Skills

    • Sample Fluency Assessment

    • Sample Test Questions

  • 14

    Final Exam

    • Core Subjects EC-6 (ELAR) Final Exam