Spring 12 Schedule

English 701

Theoretical Backgrounds of College Reading Instruction

E. Wormuth

Schedule

 

WEEK 1, January 25: Course Introduction

Assignments

  • Homework readings (for class discussion Wed. Feb. 1)
  • Homework assignment (Due by 7 PM on Sunday, Jan. 29)
  • Post on iLearn:  Introduction and response:  What is reading in college?

 

WEEK 2, February 1:  Historical contexts of reading theory, research and practice

Assignments

  • Homework readings (for class discussion Wed. Feb. 8)
  • Homework assignment:  Blog Posting #1 (Due no later than 7 PM on Sunday, February 5; response to classmate by Feb. 8th)

Note:  If readings are not from the texts, they are on iLearn

 

WEEK 3, February 8:  Historical contexts and the relationship between college reading instruction and developmental education

Blog #1 should be posted by Feb. 5th; response to classmate’s blog #1 due before class on Feb. 8th

Assignments

  • Homework readings (for class discussion Wed. Feb. 15th)
  • Homework group assignments (due Wednesday Feb. 15th)
  • Forum 1:  “Reading as Situated Language”
  • Forum 2:  “Response to Literature as Cultural Activity”
  • Forum 3:  “Narrative Style, Social Class, and Response to Poetry”
  • Forum 4:  “If Meaning Is Constructed, What Is It Made From?”

 

WEEK 4, February 15:  Theoretical bases of college reading instruction

In-class article presentations

Assignments

  • Homework readings (for class discussion Wed. Feb. 22)
  • Homework assignment:  Blog posting #2 (Due no later than 7 PM on Sunday, February 17; respond to classmate by Feb. 22)

 

WEEK 5, February 22:  Key ideas in reading theory

Blog #2 should be posted by Feb. 19th; response to classmates’ Blog #2 before class on Feb. 22.

  • Homework readings (for class discussion Wednesday Feb. 29)

 

WEEK 6, February 29:  Reading/writing connection

 Assignments

  • Homework readings (for class discussion on Wed. March 7)
  • Homework assignment:  Blog posting #3 (due Sunday, March 4, by 7 PM; respond to classmate by Wed. March 7)

 

WEEK 7, March 7:  Sociocultural perspectives on reading

 Blog #3 should be posted by March 4th; response to classmates’ Blog #3 before class on March 7.

 Assignments

  • Homework assignment (for Wednesday March 14)
    • Group 1:  Emphasizing McCormick’s cultural analysis
    • Group 2:  Emphasizing McCormick’s historical analysis
    • Group 3:  Emphasizing McCormick’s symptomatic reading
    • Group 4:  Emphasizing Gourgey’s Metacognitive perspective
    • Group 5:  Emphasizing Harkin & Sosnoski’s response-based approach to reading arguments
  • Homework assignment:  Blog posting #4 (due Wednesday, March 14, before class)

 

WEEK 8, March 14:  Meet in groups to plan presentation of literacy activities

Blog #4 due

March 21:  Spring Break – No Class!

 

WEEK 9, March 28:  In-class presentations of literacy activities

Assignments

  • Homework readings (for class discussion, Wed. April 4th)
  • Homework assignment:  Blog post #5 (due Wed. April 11th)

 

WEEK 10, April 4:  Reading comprehension and development

 Assignments

  • Homework readings (for class discussion April 11th)
  • Homework assignment (due April 11)

 

WEEK 11, April 11:  Motivation and Underpreparation

Blog Post #5 due

Assignments

  • Homework readings (for class discussion April 18th)

 

WEEK 12, April 18:  Student diversity

Assignments

  • Homework readings (for class discussion April 25)
  • Homework assignment:  Blog Post #6

 

WEEK 13, April 25:  Technology and new literacies; discussion of final blog

Blog Post #6 due

Assignments

  • Homework assignment:  Blog Post #7 (due May 2nd)

WEEK 14, May 2:  Catch-up week; implications for teaching

Blog Post #7 due

Assignment

 

WEEK 15, May 9:  Last day of class – wrap-up

  • Final Blog #8 due

 

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