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Course Description

This course is designed to teach prospective teachers how a child learns to read and write successfully in school. Specific techniques will be taught. Students will be expected to work 24 hours with a child or children in order to practice their skills and techniques. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. ADVISORY: Completion of English 250, English 260 or equivalent.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and select appropriate and effective techniques to use with individual children and small groups to teach reading and writing.
  • Analyze and record children's progress and levels in reading and writing.
  • Identify and select appropriate materials to match children's levels and needs in reading and writing.
  • Design and describe appropriate environments to support children's reading and writing skills acquisition.
  • Match techniques and materials to adequately support special needs children and second language learners.
  • Describe and explain the reading/writing skill acquisition continuum.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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