READ 4326 Disciplinary Literacy

This course is designed to equip the pre-service teacher with tools to teach across the disciplines in grades four through twelve. Pre-service teachers obtain knowledge and apply strategies that include structure of expository texts, development of vocabulary, word identification, reading fluency, and comprehension of text. Attention is given to writing as a learning tool in various content areas. Students examine and develop assessments which cover a variety of formats to fit various content areas. A connection between language arts and other content areas is emphasized.  Prerequisite:  successful completion of EDUC 3315, as well as meet the standards in the departmental interview and the Basic Skills Requirements.


READ 4328 Diagnostic and Corrective Reading

This course focuses on commonly used assessment approaches and instruments used on elementary school campuses. The course includes information about the practice with the Texas Primary Reading Inventory, running records, miscue analysis, and the use of data to group students and make decisions about group instructional design. Instruction targets reading standards specific to the understanding of phonemic awareness, the alphabetic principle, literacy development and practice, word analysis, decoding, fluency, and comprehension. Students work with small groups of public school students for one hour per week at the UMHB Reading Camp.