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EDU 326 Developmental Reading/Language Arts

Credits: 3
  • Acceptance into the UIU Teacher Education Program and EDU 306 or EDU 307 or EDU 308. These courses may also be taken as co-requisites.
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This course introduces pre-service educators to the instructional and pedagogical foundations of teaching elementary through secondary school students to read and write in an evidence-based literacy program. Components of the course include the major areas of reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension), writing, spelling, and grammar. Students examine how reading motivation, technology integration, and classroom management are essential to a successful literacy program. Students are introduced to the role of a multi-tiered system of support in assessing, diagnosing, and evaluating student literacy learning.