RDLT-52400 Foundations and Methods of Teaching Developmental Reading and Early Literacy

This course will examine the theoretical and historical foundations of reading and writing. Content will also address teaching methods, materials, assessments and organization for reading and writing for the emergent and beginning reader. The importance of converting current research and theory to instructional practice is also addressed. This course has a 10-hour field work (clinical) component that requires a candidate to administer and report the results of reading assessments and to observe and interview teachers of reading at the preschool and primary levels.