2012 Fall Term
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FOUNDATIONS OF READING
An overview of the elementary developmental reading program including the skills necessary for critical reading; development of appropriate attitudes and tastes, and adjustment of materials and methods to meet individual needs.
CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS & LITERACY INSTRUCTION (K-12)
This course is a comprehensive consideration of the types of reading and writing difficulties found in the context of a reading clinic. The course also focuses on the principles and techniques of diagnosing such difficulties, and the methods and materials useful to the reading teacher serving as a clinician in the remediation of reading and writing difficulties. In addition to providing experience in the use of formal assessment, a practicum component is integrated into the course.
CLASSROOM LITERACY ASSESSMENT & INTERVENTION (K-12)
A course designed to provide experience in the use of informal assessment to plan, implement, evaluate and revise instruction to meet the needs and interests of the struggling reader in the K-12 classroom setting. Meeting the literacy needs of children from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds is emphasized A practicum component is integrated into the course.
PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTING READING PROGRAMS
A study of the process and procedures which may be employed in planning and implementing defensible reading programs. Students are involved in planning individual programs appropriate for their school or system.
READING IN THE CONTENT AREAS
Utilization of reading skills, study strategies and materials as applied to the content fields, and techniques for incorporating reading into content area instruction.
LITERACY RESEARCH: THEORY AND APPLICATION
The purpose of this course is to read and analyze pertinent research related to literacy instruction. Students will then apply knowledge gained from analyzing the research to identifying a literacy concept for their research, developing a review of literature, and preparing a proposal for their graduate capstone report.