Session
Date
Class Topic
Reading Assignments
1
3/9
Thinking Maps
Defining terms
Examination of National Research Panel

Wren article
Glazer Chapter
Balanced Literacy scavenger hunt
Fountas & Pinnell

2
3/16
Components of balanced literacy
Matching books to readers; understanding stages of reading development
Independent Reading

Rog & Burton article
Mermelstein-Chapters 1-3, 5
3
3/23
Shared Reading
Read alouds- whole part-whole model
Decoding and Comprehension lessons

Assignment #1 Due
Duke and Pearson
Fawson and Reutzel
Allyn- Chapter 1-2

4
4/6
Guided Reading

Using running records for instruction
Developing units of study

Excerpt from Bear et al.
Allyn- Chapter 5-6
Gentry


3/30
April Vacation

5
4/13
Word Study
Helping students to acquire high frequency words; strategies for developing fluency

Assignment #2 Due
Article by Pikulski & Chard
Ehri & Nunes Chapter
Cunningham & Cunningham Chapter

6
4/20
Fluency
Phonemic Awareness: Developing a unit of study; Assessment

Mermelstein- Chapters 6- 11

7
4/27
Small group instruction and conferences
Helping children become writers; using Interactive Writing activities

Hickman article
8
5/4
Principles of vocabulary acquisition; techniques for building vocabulary
Presentations

Assignment #4 Due