Walsh University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013
EDUC 351 Methods of Teaching Developmental Reading 3 sem. hrs.
Students examine a wide variety of instructional methods for teaching reading and writing from early childhood to middle school level. Reading, writing, listening, speaking, and visualizing are viewed as interrelated literacy skills. Emphasis is placed on the five essential components of an effective literacy program: phonetic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency. Students explore a broad spectrum of reading and writing materials, strategies, and literature, including electronic texts. Scientifically-based instructional practices are examined. Course registration is limited to those students seeking licensure or practicing educators seeking to add an endorsement to a current teaching license. Field experience required. Offered fall and spring semesters.
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