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