EDU 485 Adv Instruc Issues/Meth:Rdg/LA
This course is a continuation of the study of elementary and secondary reading and language arts instruction. It identifies current instructional issues and offers methods to support children and youth with a wide range of learning needs within a comprehensive literacy program. Students will use the accumulated knowledge from prior reading and language arts coursework as a basis to launch additional exploration of challenges within instruction for phonetic awareness, word identification/phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and writing. In this context, students will critically consider and apply current research to support success for children and youth struggling with components or reading and language arts, including students participating in reading intervention, students with disabilities, and students learning English. There is a required 15 clock hour practicum.