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Key Skills: reading models, reading theories, foundations of reading, diversity, research, reading process, assessment, support for striving readers, literacy practices
Description: It is the purpose of this introductory course to familiarize students with the foundations of reading including the process, developmental levels, reading theories, models, materials and instruction at the emergent, elementary and secondary levels. Elements of cultural, linguistic, and ethnic diversity that affect the reading process are included as they are appropriate. Students will interact with research related to the reading process, assessment, and support for striving readers.