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Elementary Reading Methods students will learn appropriate strategies to help their students become better readers. In this course we will focus around 10 key areas for teaching and learning literacy—phonemic awareness, phonics, reading fluency, vocabulary, story comprehension, comprehension of informational text, questioning for understanding, and discussion for understanding.    Differentiated instruction for English language learners and for students with special needs will be examined.

Required Text: Promoting Literacy Development: 50 Research-Based Strategies for K-8 Learners 1st Edition ISBN-13: 978-1412987080