This course examines formal and informal reading instruments useful for evaluating students who continue to have difficulties acquiring grade level reading and writing skills. The course explores in detail corrective instructional strategies and effective evidence-based instruction intervention and extension programs, including RtI (Response to Instruction) in the elementary grades. Components of differentiated instruction, including pacing, modifications, and complexity of instruction will be discussed, reviewed, and studied. Candidates review and research literature on corrective reading, and present research on current reading trends and programs. The course develops skills in diagnosis and remediation of reading concerns in elementary grade students. Teacher candidates develop and administer an informal reading inventory assessment, and plan a remedial program for an individual student based upon data collection and analysis of the reading inventory. Clinical experience required.
MAT 536 Corrective Reading