Curriculum and Instructionfor Reading Professionals Rebecca Shapiro Liberty University
Introduction to Curriculum and Instruction for Reading Professionals
What words come to mind when you think of curriculum? Synonyms: course or program of study, subjects, modules (Online Thesaurus) the subjects comprising a course of study in a school or college (Online Dictionary) What words come to mind when you think of instruction? Synonyms: teaching, coaching guidance, training, preparation (Online Thesaurus) A direction or order; detailed information telling how something should be done, operated, or assembled, teaching (Online Dictionary) Curriculum and Instruction
Mix and Match: Curriculum and Instruction A course of study, planned by the instructor, to facilitate learning through instruction. Stop and Think: How would you define curriculum and instruction?
According to the IRA (International Reading Association) “Candidates use instructional approaches, materials, and an integrated, comprehensive, balanced, curriculum to support student learning in reading and writing” (IRA Standards 2010)
Candidates Stop and Think: Think about the standard and its elements. How do you fulfill each of these requirements in your own teaching? What do you need to continue to improve on?
Use foundational knowledge to design or implement and integrated, comprehensive, balanced curriculum.
Use appropriate and varied instructional approaches, including those that develop word recognition, language comprehension, strategic knowledge, and reading-writing connections.
Use a wide range of texts from traditional print, digital, and online resources.
Elements of Standard 2: Curriculum and Instruction (IRA 2010). Continue to the next slide to learn about current issues in education that effect reading instruction.
Current Issues in Curriculum and Instruction NCLB (No Child Left Behind) Act Rti (Response to Intervention) Classroom Diversity New Literacies Evidence-Based Instruction Standardized Testing To Learn More: No Child Left Behind: Truths and Consequences Exploring Response to Intervention: A Growing Educational Framework for Success Understanding New Literacies for New Times: Pedagogy in Action Effective Teaching In Diverse Classrooms Notebook: Standardized Tests Stop and Think: What effects (positive or negative) have you encountered or seen based on the current issues surrounding reading instruction?
Practical Application for Reading Instruction Use evidence-based instruction to facilitate learning. Consider the IRA Position Statement on evidence-based instruction to inform your decisions for reading instruction in your classroom. Examples of Instruction for the classroom: Guided Reading Reading Recovery Sound Partners Project CRISS You will find more resources for information in the resource continued section of this presentation. These resources are filled with practical application for your practice. Stop and Think: What evidence-based instruction do you use? What are some other classroom activities that you use to support your evidence-based instruction?
Resources U.S Department of Education. Institute of Education Sciences: What Works Clearinghouse. Find What Works: Reading/Writing.Princeston, NJ. Retrieved from http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/reports/advancedss.aspx BeTheChangeFilms. (2007). No Child Left Behind: Truths and Consequences. Retrieved from http://youtu.be/hSTzLILQx3c Pearson Education. (2010). Exploring Response to Intervention: A Growing Educational Framework for Success. Retrieved from http://youtu.be/YyEkTZCAKYU Potts, Ann; Schlichting, Kathleen; Hatch, Jennifer; &Pridgen, Amy. (2010). Understanding New Literacies for New Times: Pedagogy in Action. CG Publishing. Retrieved from http://youtu.be/QcITZSlDlas Behr, Anita. (2008). Effective Teaching in Diverse Classrooms. Educational Impact. Retrieved from http://youtu.be/venm4TtOCz4 Couric, Katie. (2007) Notebook: Standardized Tests. CBS News Online. Retrieved from http://youtu.be/gKFUoxGLiiQ
Resources Continued American Institute for Research. (2010). Essential components of RtI – A closer look at responseto intervention. Retrieved from http://www.rti4success.org/whatisrti Bean, R.M., Heisey, N., & Roller, C.M. (Eds), (2010). Part1: Foundational Knowledge. Preparing Reading Professionals (second edition). Newark, DE: International Reading Association. Ellery, V. (2009). Creating strategic readers (second edition). Newark, DE: International Reading Association. International Reading Association. (2010). Standardsfor reading professionals – revised 2010. Newark, DE: Author. National Reading Panel. (2006). Teaching children to read: an evidence-based assessment of thescientific research literature on reading and its implications for reading instruction. Retrieved from http://www.nichd.nih.gov/publications/nrp/smallbook.cfm