2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Mar 03, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

ELEM 405 - Teaching Reading

Credit Hours: 6
Prerequisites: Transition Point Two and Satisfactory Academic Progress
A course designed to prepare elementary teacher education candidates to help children in grades K-6 develop their English language and reading and writing skills by covering the five essential components of effective reading instruction:  phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension strategies.  Included is how to develop and analyze instruction relative to screening, diagnostic and progress monitoring assessments.  The course prepares elementary teacher candidates to teach reading skills to students at risk of reading failure and to teach reading to English language learners.  Other important areas to be studied include schema theory, metacognitive theory, and the relationship between reading and the language arts.  Practical skills include teacher modeling, assessment, lesson planning, and classroom management and organization as teacher candidates integrate the concepts from emerging literacy, reading language and child development to teach reading, writing, speaking, viewing, listening, and thinking skills, and to help all students successfully apply their developing literacy skills to many different situations, materials, and ideas aligned with the expectations of the College and Career Ready (CCR) Standards. A reading practicum of 10 or more hours is included.