RDLT-50700 Literacy for Other School Personnel

This course will focus on essential aspects of literacy education in the P-12 schools, including what school personnel need to know about current practices in literacy instruction, assessment and intervention. Particular emphasis will be placed on methods for developing student reading comprehension and addressing reading across the content disciplines. Candidates will gain an understanding of literacy acquisition, the language of disciplinary (content area) literacy, the role of affect and motivation in literacy learning, and the issues involved in helping students comprehend text for success in school and preparation for college and career.