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EDUC 517 Teaching Reading Methods (3 credits)
Provides students with a theoretical grasp of the nature of reading and the ability to apply that theoretical knowledge to practical issues in reading instruction. Examines the evolution of reading as an academic discipline and traces this evolution through an examination of the techniques and materials used in reading instruction. Engages students in the critical analysis, assessment, and modification of instructional techniques suggested in several reading series and explores the use of literature as a basis of instruction in reading. Students develop lessons, assessments, and classroom media and materials.