EDUC551 Inclusive Elementary Reading and Writing (3 semester hours)

This course examines the methods and materials for teaching and assessing reading and writing in the elementary school classroom. It includes a review of the research and literature pertaining to the basic concepts underlying reading and writing methods; an introduction to emergent literacy in the elementary classroom, the psychological and linguistic factors that influence the reading and writing process; reading comprehension strategies, vocabulary development, phonemic awareness, phonics, and the use of technology in teaching reading and writing. The course explores the relationship between reading and writing; strategies for developing listening and speaking skills; materials and methods for students with special needs; integration of the language arts across all areas of the elementary school curriculum; multiple literacies; and the study of literature genres and their relationship to other content areas. NOTE: You may NOT take EDUC551 if you have taken EDUC545 or EDUC552 (Prerequisite: EDUC502)