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EDUC 518 Reading Instruction: Elementary

Prerequisite: EDUC 515 or the equivalent. (3 credits) 

Concerns the remediation and prevention of reading difficulties and the appropriate placement and program planning for disabled, grade level and gifted readers. The course includes a balanced literacy program of graphophonics, semantics and syntactics in teaching reading. Topics include word recognition, reading comprehension, balanced literacy program, intervention strategies and establishing and managing the literacy program. In-school experiences are required which include observations of teachers and the implementationinstructional strategies to groups of students.