This course is designed to provide pre-service and in-service teachers and administrators with a knowledge of reading factors as they relate to various disciplines. Content of the course includes estimating students' reading ability, techniques for vocabulary, questioning strategies, and developing reading-related study skills.
A broad overview of the major viewpoints about reading and current approaches to literacy instruction, with emphasis on its socio-psycholinguistic aspects.
Prerequisite: ELED 6323.
A study of current practices in assessing literacy development and providing intervention in identified problems. Emphasis will be placed on interactive procedures to determine and facilitate the use of reading and writing processes.
An in-depth study of printed and other types of materials available for use in the elementary grades and middle school. Emphasizes the selection and use of materials to stimulate and improve learning.
A study designed to teach a recognition of behavioral characteristics of children who have perceptual problems. This course also includes information about prescribed referral procedures and gives an overview of diagnostic, and prescriptive instruction.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
The workshop will require the equivalency of fifteen clock hours of instruction per credit hour.
Open to graduate students who wish to pursue individual study or investigation of some facet of knowledge which complements the purpose of the University's graduate program. Students will be required to plan their studies and prepare formal written reports of their findings.
Note: The selected topic may not constitute any duplication of study leading to the accomplishment of a thesis.
Directed research on a thesis topic. If the six-hour thesis (ELED 6996) has not been completed during the semester(s) of enrollment, the student must register for ELED 6991 during subsequent semesters in which he/she is receiving faculty assistance with the thesis and/or using University library facilities.
Directed research on a thesis topic selected by the student in consultation with a supervising professor.