This course provides candidates with an overview of the important aspects of elementary reading instruction. Practical information about the process and content of teaching reading as well as the theoretical background and research base for best practices are explored. The content of this course will prepare candidates to help elementary-aged students develop phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills that will enable them to be successful in the classroom and enjoy reading for personal pleasure.

Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program.