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2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

LITY 618 Pathways to Proficient Reading and Writing

3 credits 42.0 hours
600 level graduate course

In this course, educators will gain foundational knowledge and skills necessary for designing and delivering effective literacy instruction for all students. This course aligns with the Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI) Standards for Teachers of Reading, is designed around current research and builds on theoretical models such as the Simple View of Reading (Gough & Tunmer 1986), the Reading Rope (Scarborough 2003) and the Simple View of Writing (Berninger & Antmann 2009). Teachers will explore pathways to proficient reading and writing through connections between language and literacy, examination of the structure of language, informed instructional approaches including multi-sensory techniques, the use of data for decision making, and the nature of learning differences such as dyslexia. The course will address the incorporation of visual, auditory, tactile, and kinesthetic techniques and strategies for teaching literacy. It will also provide the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to identify and further incorporate the arts into literacy instruction.

Open to graduate students from the Division of Continuing Studies.
This course is not repeatable for credit.