Many of the students I serve have diagnosed disabilities in reading comprehension and oral expression. Therefore, I anticipate that the course “RDG 511 – Corrective Reading Instruction,” will give me new approaches to meeting this students learning needs. The course “RDG 516 – Reading: The Five Pillars” will also potentially elaborate on the knowledge I gained in READ 7131, where I encountered theories of literacy and literacy instruction. By exploring the “five pillars” of literacy in more depth, I anticipate that I will better understand how these elements collaborate to create a literate individual. I entered the Graduate Certificate program in English in order to deepen my content knowledge in literature, however, as an educator I could certainly benefit from new approaches to sharing that knowledge with my students. Through a concentration in Reading Education, I anticipate that I will be able to incorporate new strategies and approaches to sharing my knowledge with my students.
4. Learning Objectives
Some learning objectives I hope to meet with this new coursework