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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 theoretical foundations, teaching approaches, modifying instruction for special needs students, and ways of organizing and managing reading instruction in a regular classroom. (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 3003. (Fall)

READ 3133   Integrated Reading and Writing Methods
Students focus on the integration of methods used to teach reading, writing, and phonics. The course examines theoretical and practical aspects related to word identification strategies, comprehension, study skills, technological literacy, implementation of TEKS, process writing, integration of language skills across content areas, student motivation, and assessment driven instructional methods. Class 3. Prerequisite: READ 3003.

READ 3343   Children's Literature and Drama
Students will explore traditional and modern children's books of various cultural milieus, classified by genres. Course topics include creative drama using various adaptations of children's literature, readers’ theater, puppetry, and creative props. (Course enrollment limited to education majors.) Class 3. (Fall)

READ 4103   Remediation Of Reading Difficulties
The focus of this course is the exploration of the physical, sociological, and psychological causes of individual differences in literacy learning. Students will discover methods for diagnosing reading needs and providing remediation activities, as they interact with individual children and groups during the process of reading and writing instruction. (May be taken by secondary education students.) (This course is taken as a part of the student teaching block.) Class 3. Prerequisites: 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 3003 and READ 3123. (Fall)

READ 4313   Reading And Testing In The Content Areas
Students learn methods of helping learners to improve reading and study strategies in the content areas. Course topics include pre-reading strategies, vocabulary development, study skills, and reading and writing across the curriculum. This course is taken as a part of the student teaching block. Class 3.

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.