An in-depth study of evidence-based practices for reading instruction in an elementary classroom. This course provides an overview of each of the “Big 5” of literacy (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension) with a special emphasis on early literacy. A 20-hour reading practicum is included during which the candidate observes the set up and administration of a reading program and participates in reading instruction. This course meets a portion of the Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Act requirements of the Idaho Department of Education.
Junior classification, Program admission required.