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EDUC 316 Reading Instruction

Prerequisites: EDUC 204, EDUC 223, EDUC 224, EDUC 236 and passage of Praxis I or the equivalent. (Both semesters/3 credits)

This course is designed to give the classroom teacher the ability to use a representative array of research-based instructional techniques and strategies in the area of reading. Instructional routines and strategies in the five major components of reading instruction (phonological and phonemic awareness; phonics, spelling and word study; fluency development; vocabulary; and comprehension) suitable for various age and ability groups are emphasized. Throughout the course, students will demonstrate their skill with the instructional routines and strategies by role-play, live demonstrations, critiquing good and inadequate models and reviewing the research support available for those approaches. A half day per week field experience in a professional development school is a requirement of this course.