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2023-2024 Catalogue

Education in Reading (EDR) Course Descriptions

EDR 300: Teaching Reading and Writing in the EDR Classroom.
(Required for education majors and educational studies minors)
Goal: To understand and reflect on the process of teaching reading and writing.
Content: This course is the first reading course in a three-course sequence. The course will help the candidates investigate various research-based approaches, techniques, and strategies for teaching students the five components of reading instruction: Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary Development, and Comprehension. EDR 300 will address the foundational elements and theoretical bases or reading and writing instruction. In addition, the candidates will be introduced to reading and writing assessment techniques.
Lab Hours: One 3-hour session each week (14 week minimum).
Prerequisites: EDU 201 & EDU 219 (Ethics).
Credit: 4 hours.

EDR 340: Reading Assessment and Instruction in the Elementary Education Classroom.
To learn, interpret, and apply reading and writing assessment techniques.
Content: This course is designed to give the elementary education candidate the necessary tools for administering, scoring, and interpreting informal and formal reading assessments. In addition, this course will help the candidate learn to use the assessment results to make informed decisions about instructional strategies.
Field Experience Hours: 20.
Prerequisite: EDU 219 and EDR 300; Admission to the Teacher Education Program.
Credit: 3 hours.

EDR 390: Comprehensive Literacy in the EDR Classroom.
To understand and learn ways to integrate language arts with content (science, social studies, and math) in the context of reader's and writer's workshops.
Content: This course explores the integration of the language arts (listening, speaking, writing, reading, and viewing) and content (mathematics, science, social studies) in the P-5 classrooms in the reader's and writer's workshops. The course will focus on essential literacy competencies identified by the National Reading Panel: Fluency, Word Identification, Vocabulary, and Writing.
Lab Hours: One 3-hour session each week (14 week minimum).
Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program; EDR 300; EDR 340.
Credit: 4 hours; Senior Integrative Experience.


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