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EDUC 518 Reading Instruction: Elementary

Prerequisite: EDUC 515 or the equivalent. (First semester/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.