READ Reading

READ   0099A   Academic Reading

4 Credit Hours.   4 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

READ   0099B   Academic Reading

4 Credit Hours.   4 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

READ   0099C   Academic Reading

4 Credit Hours.   4 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

READ   2230   Cognition and Language

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course examines cognition and language and the relationships between the two systems. The course presents language as a special form of thinking and communication and as a complex, living, changing system. The course explores relevant theories of cognitive and language development and traces development from infancy to adolescence. The course emphasizes practices that promote specific language and cognitive competencies and explores their utilization in various contents and with learners representing language diversity.

READ   3231   Early Language and Literacy Development

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course examines the philosophical foundations and language and literacy of the environments that support learning. Candidates explore the diverse experiences of young children and the impact of those experiences on literacy learning.

READ   3330   Content Literacy

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Addresses the development of reading and writing skills needed by students in grades 4-12. Instructional strategies focus on application of literacy skills in content subjects.

READ   4090   Selected Topics in Reading

1-3 Credit Hours.   1-3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Designed to provide specialized course work to meet the needs of students. Attention will be directed toward a wide range of topics as they relate to reading education. Repeatable up to 6 credit hours.

READ   4131   The Teaching of Reading

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Provides an overview of the basic program of reading instruction for the developmentally average child with special emphasis on adjustments and adaptations for students with special needs. Considers the stages of a child's reading development, as well as teaching and assessment techniques. Includes activities that foster the development of reading strategies, integration of the use of technology in literacy instruction, familiarity with current reading resources, and familiarity with approaches and models of instruction.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in READ   2230.

READ   4232   New Literacies and Technology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course provides an overview of the intersections between new technology-based literacies and school-based literacies. We will also examine how recent innovations in technology education have affected our definitions of literacy, both in- and outside of school, and discuss both the positive and negative effects of ?new literacies? on educational contexts. Students will be expected to actively participate in this learning community and create technology-based lessons that they can use as professional literacy educators. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in READ   2230.

READ   4233   Literacy Assessment and Instruction

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course examines literacy difficulties encountered by children in the classroom. It emphasizes a diagnostic approach to instruction which utilizes multiple indicators of literacy performance. Using literacy data from individual cases, students practice problem solving strategies as they relate to classroom situations. Students assess literacy performance, analyze data, plan instruction, and report findings.

Prerequisite(s): ELEM   3233 or READ   4131.

READ   6030A   Directed Study in Reading

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

READ   6131   Literacy Instruction and Diagnosis

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is designed to provide a foundation of multiple approaches to reading instruction, strategies for teaching readers at the elementary level along with learning assessment techniques for analyzing P-5 student literacy data. Candidates learn how to plan instruction based on student assessment results and research-based literacy practices. Included are ways to embed technology into literacy instruction for diverse learners.

READ   7090   Selected Topics in Reading

1-3 Credit Hours.   1-3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Topics in Reading is designed to serve dual purposes. 1) It allows the department to respond to specific needs of area schools and 2) it allows the department to respond to current issues and trends in reading education with topical courses. Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

READ   7131   Approaches to Literacy Instruction

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course provides an overview of the major theories underlying reading and the teaching of reading. It fosters the development of strategic readers, an understanding of current reading research, integration of technology into literacy education, and familiarity with approaches to and models of instruction. The course considers the stages of an individual’s reading development, as well as effective teaching strategies, assessment techniques, and organization for instruction.

READ   7132   Linking Literary Assessment with Instruction

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of the diagnosis and remediation of reading difficulties in P-16 context. Emphasis include understanding and applying a variety of assessment techniques and making informed decisions based on literacy assessment data. Field experience required.

READ   7230   Issues and Trends in Literacy

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This class is designed to investigate the current issues and trends in reading instruction across levels P-16. Emphasis will be on the critical analysis of research literature that is related to the current practices and trends in the teaching of reading. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in READ   7131.

READ   7234   The Role of the Literacy Leader in Today's Schools

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course describes the role of the literacy coach in today’s schools from pre-K to high school. This course is designed to assist coaches in providing leadership for a school’s entire reading/literacy program by providing professional development for teachers and acting as a liaison between instructional personnel and administrators. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in READ   7131.

READ   7330   Literacy in the Content Areas

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course addresses the interdisciplinary development of reading skills needed by students in grades P-16. Instructional strategies and methods are presented and designed to help students transfer literacy skills into content areas.

READ   7431   Digital Literacies in the 21st Century

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course provides an overview of the intersections between new technology-based literacies and school-based literacies. We will also examine how recent innovations in technology education have affected our definitions of literacy, both in and outside of school, and discuss both the positive and negative effects of digital literacies on educational contexts. Students will be expected to actively participate in this learning community and create technology-based lessons that they can use as professional literacy educators. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in READ   7131.

READ   7432   Teaching Literacy with English Learners

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course examines the language, reading, and writing instructional needs of English language learners (emergent bilinguals). This includes exploring second language acquisition, the historical contexts surrounding the education of language minority students, and the ways in which mainstream classroom teachers can actively engage English learners in academic literacy activities. The course is grounded in sociocultural theory and builds upon P-16 students’ first language as a resource. Field experience required. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in READ   7131.

READ   7433   Teaching Writers Through Reading

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The course explores the connections between the teaching of reading and writing. It helps candidates understand literacy related research for effective the teaching and assessing writing for P-16 students. Candidates will have opportunities to practice strategies to make themselves more confident readers and writers while learning to become effective teachers of readers and writers.

READ   7630   Teaching the Literature of Social Reflection

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course defines literature in broad terms and literature will be represented through fiction, poetry, essay, art, music and film. The selections are all based on the following questions: How does one live a life? What kind of life? And for what purpose? This course is about the stories told through any media about the world around us that lead us to broad social reflection. We feel that literature/art has the capacity to change our lives and our perspectives on the lives of others.

READ   8130   Linking Literacy Assessment with Instruction II

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Involves a continued in-depth study of the administration and interpretation of literacy and literacy-related diagnostic strategies and of corrective and remedial strategies appropriate to the needs determined through diagnosis. Focus is on individuals experiencing substantial literacy difficulties in P-12 settings. This course includes a required field-based component. Prerequisite(s): READ   7132.

READ   8230   Organization and Supervision of Reading Programs

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study is made of a balanced reading program and the relationship of the reading program to the total curriculum. Prerequisite(S): READ   7131.

READ   8530   Critical Issues in Literacy Education with Diverse Populations

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course explores the contemporary critical approaches to literacy education research in a diverse society and globalizing world. This course will examine literacy and its impact on linguistically, socially, and culturally diverse students from a sociocultural and critical perspective.

READ   8630   Critical Readings in Reading/Literacy Education

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An advanced seminar for M.Ed, Ed.S. and Ed.D. students offering an in-depth study of a specific topic in reading/literacy education.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to M.Ed., Ed.S., or Ed.D. program.

READ   8734   Capstone in Literacy Instruction

3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This is a capstone experience where candidates demonstrate the skills, knowledge, and dispositions necessary to serve as classroom, school, or district literacy experts in diverse settings focusing on P-16 students. A total of 60 hours in the field is required. Adaptations may apply. Prerequisite: READ   7131, READ   7132, READ   7330, and Permission of Advisor.

READ   8839   Field Project in Reading

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Designed to enable students to design, organize, and report an instructional improvement research project implemented in reading. Prerequisite(s): EDUR   8434.

READ   8890   Directed Individual Study

1-3 Credit Hours.   1-3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The Directed Individual Study provides an opportunity for a student to pursue an area of interest not covered by any existing courses in a guided, independent format. The student is responsible for defining an area of study, course objectives, activities and assessment procedures and identifying a graduate faculty member in the Reading Program who will supervise the study.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of Instructor.