This course stresses the importance of reading as a means to learn, to access information, and to enhance the quality of life. Teacher candidates explore methods and procedures to engage all students in exploring reading across the curriculum. Emphasis is placed on the child’s construction of meaning through prior knowledge, written language, and the various reading contexts. Reading, writing, listening, and speaking are explored through evidence and research based strategies. Diversity of students and culture are explored with a rich variety of cultural literature for children (ages 3-gr. 12). Effective study and questioning strategies are explored as well as strategies that encourage and motivate students to pursue and respond to reading and writing for personal growth and fulfillment. The practices of co-teaching, UDL, differentiation, and data based decision-making will be key components of the course. A 15-hour field experience is required in this course. Prerequisite: EDU 20403
Offered for 3 Semester hours.