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Reading (READ)
Department of Teacher Education

READ 2003   Introduction To Language And Literacy
Students will examine literacy acquisition and development, with an emphasis on interactions among language, reading, writing, and cognition. Topics include methods of using basal readers, children's literature, phonics instruction, and whole language; and ways of organizing and managing early reading instruction. Students will observe and participate in elementary classrooms, grades 1-5. Class 3. (Spring)

READ 3003   The Teaching Of Reading
Students focus on the developmental stages of reading, including word recognition skills, comprehension, integration of the language arts, and vocabulary development. Topics include ways of organizing and managing reading instruction in a regular classroom as well as methods for special needs students. Students will observe and participate in upper elementary classrooms, grade 5-8. (May be taken by secondary education students.) Class 3.

READ 3123   Integrated Language Skills
Students focus on the teaching of reading and writing by integration of phonics and whole language perspectives. Topics include word identification strategies as well as comprehension and study skills. (May be taken by secondary education students.) Class 3. Prerequisite: READ 2003 or READ 3003. (Fall)

READ 3343   Children's Literature and Drama
Traditional and modern children's books from a variety of countries, classified by genres. Students will learn to apply creative dramatics to various adaptations of children's literature. Students will present integrated reading/creative dramatics lessons in elementary-level schools. (Course enrollment limited to education majors.) Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Fall)

READ 4103   Remediation Of Reading Difficulties
Methods of diagnosing reading needs and providing remediation activities. Students will interact with individual children and groups during the process of reading and writing instruction, and will participate in self-evaluation of reading sessions. Students will observe and participate in elementary classrooms grades 1-5. (May be taken by secondary education students.) (This course is taken as a part of the student teaching block.) Class 3. Prerequisites: READ 2003, READ 3003, and READ 3123. (Spring)

READ 4113   Corrective Reading Strategies
Focus on the exploration of the physical, sociological, and psychological causes of individual differences in literacy learning. Students will mentor an individual child, planning instructional and assessment procedures for reading and writing improvement. Students will participate in self-evaluation of reading sessions. Students will observe and participate in upper elementary classrooms, grades 5-8. (May be taken by secondary education students.) Lab field experiences component is required. Class 3. Prerequisites: READ 2003, READ 3003, and READ 3123. (Fall)

READ 4313   Reading And Testing In The Content Areas
Students learn principles of diagnosing reading difficulty and methods of helping students to read better in content areas, including pre-reading, word attack, and study skills; reading and writing across the curriculum; and state academic tests for students. This course is taken as a part of the student teaching block. Class 3. (Spring and Summer)

READ 4323   Literacy Instruction in ESL and Bilingual Settings
This course focuses on the translation of theory into practice, stressing various methods and techniques for teaching ESL/bilingual students with emphasis on techniques for oral language development, reading, and writing. Course content will include a comparison/contrast of the various methods, their specifics, and when and how to use them for various instructional objectives. Students will explore the relationship of language development, culture, and conceptual processes to language teaching. Class 3. Prerequisite: The student must currently be enrolled in or have successfully completed a Teacher Education program. (Summer)