ED 201 - Foundations of Reading
This course gives an in-depth understanding of the reading process and of the teaching of reading. Theoretical and research information on reading and emergent literacy will be included. Topics also covered in the course include: phonics, word recognition, vocabulary development, comprehension, fluency, and study skills. Students will learn the major approaches and materials for teaching skills in phonemic awareness, decoding, encoding, reading for meaning, comprehension strategies, content reading, and study skills as recommended in the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks/ English Language Arts (June 2001), the Standards of the International Reading Association and National Standards for Literacy. To develop a deeper understanding of the coursework, students will participate in a required Service Learning Placement for 2hr/week throughout the semester.
Prerequisites & Notes
ED 101 and ED 102 or permission of instructor.