This course provides a holistic introduction to the foundational skills of reading and evidence-based methods and assessment strategies essential for effective reading instruction in PK-2 classrooms. Emphasizing phonemic awareness, phonics, decoding, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension along with comprehensive instructional strategies, this course integrates the science and art of teaching reading. This is the first course in a two-part series that prepares students for Reading Methods and Assessment II. Field experience is required for observation of and the hands-on application of these principles.

Lecture Hours: 3.00 Lab Hours: 0Total Hours: 3.00