3 Credit Hours
This course explores the five components of reading: phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension with a strong focus on the first three. Students learn the structure of the English language and evidence-based strategies for teaching based on student needs as informed by data. Methods of assessment are discussed and practiced. The importance of listening and oral language skills, integrating writing and reading instruction, and teaching students using high leverage practices that are effective for all students is integrated throughout the learning process.