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EDUC 318 Reading in the Elementary School

An introductory course in the teaching of developmental reading at the elementary level. The course includes directed study and reflective research in reading instruction theory and a field-based experience. A balanced approach to literacy is used and includes a variety of instructional strategies with a focus on phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Students will apply these five areas of reading instruction in a field experience. This course requires students to have an approved background check and liability insurance prior to the field experience. Prerequisite: EDUC 250. Co-requisites: Distance- EDUC 301; On Campus- EDUC 301, EDUC 307, EDUC 324, EDUC 326.