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Reading (READ)
Department of Teacher Education

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 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   Literature for Children and Adolescents
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 3133. (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. (Spring)

READ 4363   ELL and Bilingual Literacy Methods
This course will focus on issues in education related to linguistic, cultural and ethnic diversity within the context of English Language Learners/Bilingual students. The goal is to help students translate theory into practice by learning various methods and techniques for teaching these students with emphasis on techniques for oral language development, reading, and writing. Students will compare/contrast various programs, methods, their specifics, and when and how to use them for various instructional objectives. Class 3. Prerequisite: The student must currently be enrolled in or have successfully completed a Teacher Education program: READ 3003.