2021-2022 Academic Catalog June 1, 2021- May 31, 2022 
    
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2021-2022 Academic Catalog June 1, 2021- May 31, 2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDUC 309 Reading in the Intermediate Years (Grades 3-6)

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Prerequisites: EDUC 306 , EDUC 306L , or taking concurrently.
Co-requisites: EDUC 308 

The purpose of this course is to examine theories, motivations, trends and issues of literacy, materials/curriculums, and practical application of strategies for teaching literacy in grades 3-6. Teacher candidates will explore literacy strategies which focus primarily on comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency, understanding the role phonics and phonemic awareness played in establishing the foundation of literacy at this point. There is an emphasis on the importance of expository text at this level and utilizing a balanced reading approach. By utilizing literary devices and becoming familiar with technology tools and resources designed to enrich literacy, teacher candidates will be better prepared to implement effective literacy instruction.  A grade of C or better required.




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