This course investigates the reading process and strategies appropriate for use with learners at the middle and high school levels. Students learn about current methods, theories, and materials used in secondary literacy instruction and explore literature resources that emphasize fiction, nonfiction and technical literature to support 7-12 development in reading.

This course provides a theoretical, historical and evidence-based perspective on reading instruction. Students will explore a wide range of literacy research and investigate how these studies impact reading instruction in their own teaching lives. This course will include the examination, discussion and application of the following foundational topics:

  1. emergent reading skills
  2. word recognition
  3. vocabulary
  4. fluency
  5. comprehension
  6. writing to advance reading development
  7. electronic and professional resources to support literacy