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Descubriendo la Lectura Teacher

Training for Descubriendo la Lectura Teacher Program

Descubriendo la Lectura (DLL) is designed to bridge fluent Spanish-speaking Reading Recovery teachers trained in Reading Recovery in English to DLL. The purpose of DLL is to prepare Spanish-speaking teachers to offer early intervention in reading and writing to Spanish-speaking children who are receiving their primary literacy instruction in Spanish [will learn to read in Spanish]. Classes held off campus.

 

Course Descriptions and Schedule – 12 units

Fall Semester – 7 units

EDUC 315: Reading Recovery Spanish Bridging to Descubriendo la Lectura (DLL) from Reading Recovery in English – 2 units

This course is part of a two-semester plan designed to bridge fluent Spanish-speaking Reading Recovery teachers trained in Reading Recovery in English to DLL so that they can offer early intervention in reading and writing to Spanish-speaking children who will learn to read in Spanish and will have access to Spanish-speaking teachers through fourth grade.

Graduate level course. Prerequisite: Successful completion of training in Reading Recovery at selected school districts throughout California affiliated with the Reading Recovery Training Center at Saint Mary’s College.

EDUC 317: Reading Recovery Assessment (Training for Reading Recovery Teachers in Training) – 2 units

This course is offered in the late summer prior to the opening of school. It is taught by Reading Recovery Teacher Leaders who hold a Master’s Degree and have successfully completed 12 to 16 units of Graduate Level post-Master’s coursework at Saint Mary’s College and who are employed by local school districts as credentialed teachers. The purposes of this course are to enable prospective Reading Recovery Teachers to: administer, score and interpret running records of test reading; administer, score and interpret other assessment tasks of early literacy acquisition; develop skill in summarizing results of early literacy assessment tasks; construct an assessment kit of materials for observing children's literacy development; and acquire observational competency in determining children's strengths related to early literacy acquisition.

Graduate level course. Prerequisite: Acceptance into training in Reading Recovery at selected school districts throughout California and other western states affiliated with the Reading Recovery Training Center at Saint Mary’s College. This course is taught off campus at selected school districts by trained Reading Recovery Teacher Leaders affiliated with the Reading Recovery Training Center at Saint Mary’s College.

EDUC 318: Reading Recovery Procedures – 3 units

The purposes of this outcome-based course are to enable prospective Reading Recovery teachers to: develop skill in the teaching of children identified for Reading Recovery intervention; acquire observational expertise for determining children’s on-going literacy development; maintain and utilize records of student progress to inform instruction; demonstrate teaching children for peer observations and critique; and develop reflection of teaching through self-analysis of teaching. In addition, teachers will be able to: understand the theoretical base for the Reading Recovery program as designed by Dr. Marie Clay; develop their own theoretical understandings of literacy, of the reading/writing processes, and learning in general; and compare and contrast theoretical positions regarding learning and literacy.

Graduate level course. Prerequisite: Acceptance into training in Reading Recovery at selected school districts throughout California and other western states affiliated with the Reading Recovery Training Center at Saint Mary’s College; successful completion of EDUC 317. This course is taught off campus at selected school districts by trained Reading Recovery Teacher Leaders affiliated with the Reading Recovery Training Center at Saint Mary’s College.


Spring Semester – 5 units

EDUC 316: Reading Recovery Spanish Bridging to Descubriendo la Lectura (DLL) from Reading Recovery in English – 2 units

This course is the second part of a two-semester plan designed to bridge Reading Recovery teachers trained in English to DLL.

Graduate level course. Prerequisite: Successful completion of training in Reading Recovery at selected school districts throughout California affiliated with the Reading Recovery Training Center at Saint Mary’s College; successful completion of EDUC 315.

EDUC 319: Advanced Reading Recovery Procedures – 3 units

The purposes of this outcome-based course are to enable prospective Reading Recovery teachers to: develop skill in the teaching of children identified for Reading Recovery intervention; acquire observational expertise for determining children's ongoing literacy development; examine the effectiveness of teaching decisions made during lessons in light of known theory, clinical experiences and actual practice; engage in self-evaluation and reflection of theory and practice leading to on-going professional growth and effective teaching; understand the theoretical base for the Reading Recovery program as designed by Dr. Marie Clay; develop theoretical understandings of literacy, of the reading/writing processes, and learning in general; and examine current research using a theoretical framework. This is a continuation of the first semester of work through which several themes are being explored.

Graduate level course. Prerequisite: Acceptance into training in Reading Recovery at selected school districts throughout California and other western states affiliated with the Reading Recovery Training Center at Saint Mary’s College; successful completion of EDUC 317 and 318. This course is taught off campus at selected school districts by trained Reading Recovery Teacher Leaders affiliated with the Reading Recovery Training Center at Saint Mary’s College.