EDUC 235 Reading and Literacy I
This course will focus on reading theories and the developmental process of reading instruction and literacy with an emphasis on comprehension and the relationship between reading and writing. Indirect and direct models of the teaching of reading will be examined. A balanced literacy model, with flexible use of word recognition skills will be emphasized and practiced. Issues of diversity will be addressed through children’s literature and technology. Topics for study include emergent literacy, evaluation, and the creation of a literacy-rich environment. A field component is included.
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