LLTED504-19B (BLK)

Reading Difficulties

30 Points

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Te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty of Education
Te Hononga Curriculum and Pedagogy

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Paper Description

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The purpose of this paper is to provide students with a critical examination of research and practice related to reading difficulties. Students will critically evaluate models of the reading process and the procedures designed to evaluate, diagnose, and remediate reading problems. Students will develop the skills of enquiry and evaluation, and will research their understandings in relation to their own area of professional practice.
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Paper Structure

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This paper is taught in oncampus blocks and online. The oncampus blocks are:

DateRoomTimes
Thursday 11 JulyTA.2.0610.00am to 3.00pm
Friday 12 JulyTA.2.069.00am to 3.00pm
Friday 23 AugustTA.2.069.00am to 3.00pm
Saturday 24 AugustTA.2.069.00am to 1.00pm

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Critically appraise skilled reading models and reading acquisition models of the reading process in terms of their application to the diagnosis and remediation of reading problems;
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  • Critically evaluate research on the development of phonological processing ability, decoding skills, language prediction skills, reading comprehension skill and examine the relationship of each to reading disabilities;
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  • Critically evaluate research on intervention strategies/programmes;
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  • Critically evaluate the rationale underpinning a range of quantitative and qualitative measures designed to assess reading skills;
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  • Describe and explain differences in reading achievement among Maori, Pasifika and Pakeha in Aotearoa/New Zealand and critically evaluate policies and programmes designed to address them;
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  • Demonstrate the ability to produce a reading profile detailing the skills and knowledge of a learner with reading difficulties; and design, implement, and assess an appropriate reading remediation programme.
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Assessment

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This paper will be assessed in accordance with the Policy on Attendance and Assessment and Assignments of the Faculty of Education, University of Waikato.
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Assignment One: Reading Log
15 Aug 2019
4:00 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Assignment Two: Critical Review - Essay
19 Sep 2019
4:00 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Assignment Three: Intervention Programme
24 Oct 2019
4:00 PM
35
  • Hand-in: Assignment Box (FOE Reception)
4. Online Discussion (Moodle)
10
  • Online: Moodle Forum Discussion
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Readings Book 1 & 2
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Recommended Readings

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Dymock, S., & Nicholson, T. (2013). Dyslexia decoded: What it is, what it isn’t, and what you can do about it. Auckland, New Zealand: Dunmore Press. http://www.dunmore.co.nz/

Dymock, S., & Nicholson, T. (2012). Teaching reading comprehension: The what, the how, and the why. Wellington, New Zealand: NZCER Press.

Dymock, S., & Nicholson, T. (2007). Teaching text structures: A key to nonfiction reading success. New York, NY: Scholastic New York.

Henry, M. K. (2010). Unlocking literacy: Effective decoding and spelling instruction (2nd ed.). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes.

Nicholson, T. (1997). Solving reading problems across the curriculum. Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand Council for Educational Research.

Nicholson, T. (2005). At the cutting edge: The importance of phonemic awareness in learning to read and spell. Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand Council for Educational Research.

Nicholson, T., & Dymock, S. (2010). Teaching reading vocabulary. Wellington, New Zealand: NZCER Press.

Nicholson, T., & Dymock, S. (2015). The New Zealand dyslexia handbook. Wellington, New Zealand: NZCER Press.

Pressley, M., & Allington, R. L. (2015). Reading instruction that works: The case for balanced teaching (4th ed.). New York, NY. Guilford Press.

Spear-Swerling, L., & Sternberg, R.J. (1996). Off-track. When poor readers become “learning disabled’. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

The Cognitive Framework of Learning to Read

http://www.sedl.org/reading/framework/framework.pdf

http://www.sedl.org/reading/framework/

Children of the Code: “The Code and the Challenge of Learning to Read It”

http://www.childrenofthecode.org

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Online Support

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Moodle
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Workload

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This includes approximately 50 hours in face-to-face classes and Moodle discussions with an estimated total of 300 learning hours that includes directed study, independent study, and assessment. Paper delivery will include on-campus classes and online support.
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