Summer 2019 Course Information
Reading in the Content Area

Course Description
This course introduces students to the relevance and need for incorporating reading and developing reading skills in middle and high school classrooms. Students in this course learn how to use a variety of materials in the classroom, including textbooks, literature, Internet resources, and media, to help secondary students, grades 8-12, learn family and consumer sciences information.
Contacts
Instructor

Patriann Smith
patriann.smith@ttu.edu

Campus Coordinator

For course access questions, contact the teaching university’s campus coordinator. For enrollment questions, contact your home university campus coordinator.
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Disability Support Services

To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.


Textbooks

Creating literacy-rich schools for adolescents
Ivey, G. & Fisher, D.
ISBN: 9781416603214
Publisher: ASCD

This is disciplinary literacy: Reading, writing, thinking, and doing … content area by content area
Lent, R. C.
Edition: 1st Edition
ISBN: 9781506306698
Publisher: Corwin Press

Disciplinary literacy in action: How to create and sustain a school-wide culture of deep reading, writing, and thinking
Lent, R. C., & Voigt, M. M.
ISBN: 978-1544317472
Publisher: Corwin Press


Course Access
 
Approximately two weeks before the first day of class at Texas Tech University, the TTU campus coordinator, Tristin Campbell, will email instructions to each student enrolled in the courses taught by Texas Tech. This e-mail will contain information regarding the set up of their eRaider access through the campus IT Help Central department. Students will need to identify themselves as a GPIDEA/AGIDEA student to IT Help personnel for proper guidance. The e-mail will also include information about accessing the Texas Tech Blackboard system for their courses. Courses will be available on the first day of class, but may not be available prior to that date.

Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.


Comments

This course is a summer-intensive course and therefore requires much reading and substantive assignments to be completed within the short time frame of a few weeks.

University Members
Members of the Great Plains IDEA are universities accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Member universities recruit, admit and graduate students, teach in an academic program and contribute to the leadership and maintenance of the alliance. Membership in the alliance is a selective process that engages institutional leadership at all levels.

Ana Treptow headshotIn addition to professional development and advancement, this program challenges and promotes my personal growth as I gain skills and understanding appli More »

– – Ana Treptow, Family and Community Services Student,