This course develops an understanding of the theories and concepts involved in the process of reading, including phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. Students gain knowledge of the key concepts in scientifically based reading research (SBRR). The course examines factors involved in the concept of emergent literacy, pre-reading assessment, and beginning reading instruction. It covers both the theory and practice of teaching basic reading skills such as word identification and comprehension, reading in the content area, and writing skills. Teacher candidates evaluate the various types of reading instruction to meet the needs of a diverse student population. The course explores a variety of assessment and evaluation practices for monitoring students’ progress and remedial instruction. Clinical experience required.
MAT 528 Developmental Reading and Instruction