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EDUC 6709 Literacy Development in an Academically Diverse Classroom: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

EDUC 6709 Required Course Readings


The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Applegate, M. D., Applegate, A. J., & Modla, V. B. (2009). “She’s my best reader; she just can’t comprehend”: Studying the relationship between fluency and comprehension. Reading Teacher, 62(6), 512–521.

Bashir, A. S., & Hook, P. E. (2009). Fluency: A key link between word identification and comprehension. Language, Speech, & Hearing Services in Schools, 40(2), 196–200.

Briggs, C., & Forbes, S. (2009). Orientation to a new book: More than a picture walk. Reading Teacher, 62(8), 706–709.

Carpenter, K., Gehsmann, K., Smith, R., Bear, D., & Templeton, S. (2009). Learning together: Putting word study instruction into practice. California Reader, 42(3), 4–18.

Cleaver, S. (2008). Smart & bored. Instructor, 117(5), 28–32.

Flanigan, K. (2006). “Daddy, where did the words go?” How teachers can help emergent readers develop a concept of word in text. Reading Improvement, 43(1), 37–49.

Gunter, G., & Kenny, R. (2008). Digital booktalk: Digital media for reluctant readers. Contemporary Issues in Technology & Teacher Education, 8(1), 84–99.

Holloway, J. H. (2003). Grouping gifted students. Educational Leadership, 61(2), 89–91.

Johnson, D. J. (2006). Differentiating content area curriculum to address individual learning styles. Illinois Reading Council Journal, 34(3), 26–39.

Karnes, F. A., Shaunessy, E., & Bisland, A. (2004). Gifted students with disabilities: Are we finding them? Gifted Child Today, 27(4), 16–21.

McKeown, M. G., Beck, I. L., & Blake, R. G. K. (2009). Reading comprehension instruction: Focus on content or strategies? Perspectives on Language and Literacy, 35(2), 28–32.

Mesmer, E. M., Mesmer, H. A. E. (2008). Response to intervention (RTI): What teachers of reading need to know. Reading Teacher, 62(4), 280–290.

Moran, S., Kornhaber, M., & Gardner, H. (2006). Orchestrating multiple intelligences. Educational Leadership, 64(1), 22–27.

Phillips, S. (2008). Are we holding back our students that possess the potential to excel? Education, 129(1), 50–55.

Rhodes, J. A., & Milby, T. M. (2007) Teacher-created electronic books: Integrating technology to support readers with disabilities. Reading Teacher, 61(3), 255–259.

Siegle, D. (2004). The merging of literacy and technology in the 21st century: A bonus for gifted education. Gifted Child Today, 27(2), 32–35.

Tomlinson, C. A. (2003). Deciding to teach them all. Educational Leadership, 61(2), 6–11.

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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