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Course Number:
ED 123
Course Title:
Instructional Strategies: Reading
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Course Description

Introduces components of the reading process and techniques for teaching reading to kindergarten through grade 8 students. Includes assessment and methods for teaching students with special needs. Prerequisites: (WR 115 and RD 115) or IRW 115. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

The student will be able to:

  • Apply current research-based strategies in the following six areas to assist K-12 students in learning to read:
    a. Concepts of Print
    b. Phonemic Awareness
    c. Alphabetic Understandings
    d. Vocabulary
    e. Comprehension
    f. Fluency
  • Use current research-based diagnostic procedures to determine appropriate instructional level, monitor progress, and determine effectiveness of instruction in each of the above areas.
  • Select and deliver reading motivation activities.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students’ progress for this course will be articulated by the instructor at the beginning of the course. Methods may include one or more of the following: attendance, class participation, examinations, presentation of mini-lessons in reading, reports on field experiences. Content assessed will be directly related to the student competencies outlined below.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

1.      Define each of the 6 strands involved in the reading process.
2.      Discuss differences in approaches to teaching the reading process.
3.      Discuss the roles of assessment in instruction.
4.      Perform, score and graph individual assessments appropriate for K-12 students in each of the strands to inform instructional  planning.
5.      Describe the typical development of a reader in terms of the strands.
6.      Prescribe alternatives for students struggling with reading.
7.      Describe and demonstrate instructional methods to facilitate learning in each of the strands for students with various instructional needs (K-12).