READ 585. Literacy Instruction for Individuals and Small Groups – Adolescence

This course is the second in a three-course sequence related to the diagnosis and teaching of middle and adolescent learners who experience literacy difficulties. This course is designed to provide prospective literacy teachers with high-leverage pedagogical practices for teaching middle and adolescent learners as individuals and in small groups. This course develops candidates’ abilities to provide developmentally appropriate instruction in the areas of word recognition, spelling, meaning vocabulary development, comprehension, comprehension monitoring, writing, and study strategies. The focus of the course is on designing instruction that addresses learner’s areas of instructional need while leveraging their specific literacy strengths. During this course, candidates spend 15+ hours at their literacy internship placement sites engaging in classroom observation, critique, and reflection.


Offered: Regularly
Credits: 3