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(ELED 421) Methods of Literacy Instruction for the Fluent Reader

Theory of the nature of reading, methods and approaches to teaching reading, reading readiness, phonics, word recognition, comprehension, assessment, and recreational reading are emphasized in this course.

Credit Hours 2.0 Lecture
Prerequisites EDU 312, ELED 320
Corequisite ELED 491 (except non-certification track)
Offered Fall, Winter
Programs Elementary Education (BS), Education Minor

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain theoretical and evidence-based foundations of reading and writing processes and instruction.
  2. Use instructional approaches, materials, and an integrated, comprehensive, balanced curriculum to support student learning in reading and writing.
  3. Use a variety of assessment tools and practices to plan and evaluate effective reading and writing instruction.
  4. Create and engage students in literacy practices that develop awareness, understanding, respect, and a valuing of differences in our society.
  5. Create a literate environment that fosters reading and writing by integrating foundational knowledge, instructional practices, approaches and methods, curriculum materials, and the appropriate use of assessments.
  6. Demonstrate, and facilitate professional learning and leadership as a career-long effort and responsibility.