EDC 555: Reading/Literacy - Elementary
Synonym:78296 (for web registration)
Meeting Schedule:Thursdays 9/1 - 12/15 (9:00AM-11:29AM)
Competency Area: Curriculum & Instruction
Required of and restricted to Fall 2011 entering Integrated Learning M.Ed. with state certification and Waldorf year round M.Ed. with state certification students until August 4; open to other students on August 5.
Is reading a skill that children naturally develop or is it a process that requires programmatic, constant instruction? Is it better to teach phonics or try a ?whole language? approach? This course will address these questions and consider the following topics: an analysis of the reading process and what is involved in encoding and decoding; different approaches to reading instruction and the use of children?s literature; ways to teach reading that promote confidence and fluency; assessment tools to determine the strengths and needs of young readers; and the integration of reading, writing and speech activities throughout the curriculum.