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EDU 211: Instruction of Reading


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EDU 211: Instruction of Reading
Prerequisites: College-wide Reading Placement Score or waiver

Description: This course focuses on the teaching of reading to pre-K through seventh grade students. Specifically, students will use a variety of developmentally appropriate word recognition and comprehensive strategies and will learn how to implement a balanced literacy program that fosters interests, motivation, and positive attitudes/perceptions about all aspects of literacy. Students will learning about and use appropriate early identification and intervention strategies.

Course Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Evaluate word recognition strategies on the basis of developmental appropriateness.
  2. Evaluate a variety of developmentally appropriate comprehension strategies as to their ability to enhance student understanding and interpretation of text.
  3. Design a balanced literacy program.
  4. Identify and describe early intervention strategies to assist students with different learning styles, low achievement, special needs, limited English-speaking proficiency, and emergent readers.
  5. Describe a sustainable organized classroom environment that fosters interests, motivation, and positive attitudes/perceptions about all aspects of literacy.