RDNG4003: Literacy Assessment and Intervention
This course prepares teacher candidates to examine, assess and diagnose literacy development for the purpose of instructional planning and interventions. Teacher candidates will determine the nature of a reading problem by assessing the following components of a comprehensive literacy program: Phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Candidates will investigate and practice applying a variety of methods and tools for diagnosing and assessing literacy problems using both formal and informal assessments. Data from the assessments will be used to analyze and evaluate results for instructional planning appropriate for struggling readers and writers with intervention strategies, activities, and technology that will monitor progress and increase literacy skills. A practicum will be required as part of the course of study in which students will assess, diagnose and teach students with reading and writing difficulties.