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READ 321 - Elementary and Middle School Language Arts (3:3).
Description: Emphasis on the teaching of listening, speaking, and written expression. Notes: Offered in fall and spring.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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READ 321H - Elementary & Middle School Language Arts (3)

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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READ 322 - Elementary and Middle School Language Arts: Laboratory (1:0:1).
Description: Requires students to review the literature on a selected educational topic and to write a formal paper on the selected topic. This course will satisfy Winthrop's Writing Intensive Requirement for ECED, ELEM, and SPED majors. Others who have satisfied the requirements in other courses need not enroll. Notes: Intensive Writing course. Offered in fall and spring. Corequisites: READ 321.
1.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
1.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical

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Course Attributes:
Intensive Writing

READ 345 - Content Area Literacy (2:2:0).
Description: The importance of literacy (listening, speaking, reading, writing, and viewing) is emphasized for the improvement of learning in content area subjects. Notes: Offered in spring. Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education.
2.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
2.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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READ 399 - General Reading Elective

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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READ 461 - Introduction to Teaching Reading in the Elementary School (3:1:0).
Description: This course provides basic understanding of: factors related to literacy; literacy competencies; procedures for developing literacy instruction; and assessment measures for literacy. Notes: ECED and ELEM majors must take READ 510 as a co-requisite. A grade of C or higher must be earned. Offered in fall, spring and summer. Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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READ 510 - Literature for Children (3).
Description: An introduction to books, magazines and non-print adaptations (e.g., audio recordings, filmstrips, books on disk, and video recordings) of literature appropriate for children's growth in literacy. Notes: For ECED and ELEM majors. Offered in fall, spring and summer. All courses in the College of Education numbered above 499 have a prerequisite of junior status or permission of the dean of the College of Education. Prerequisites: READ 321/322 or equivalent. Corequisites: READ 510 is a co-requisite for READ 461.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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READ 550 - Problems in Teaching Reading (1, 2, 3).
Description: To assist school personnel in the identification, analysis, and planning of strategies to overcome specific problems in the teaching of reading. Notes: Offered on demand.
1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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READ 571 - Diagnostic and Prescriptive Teaching of Reading (3).
Description: Students develop skills for applying the principles learned in the basic reading course by providing instruction adjusted to the individual needs of one pupil. Notes: Offered in fall, spring and summer. Work with pupils required. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in READ 461, 561 or 562 and Admission to Teacher Education Program. All courses in the College of Education numbered above 499 have a prerequisite of junior status or permission of the dean of the College of Education.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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READ 600 - Literacy Instruction and Assessment for Early Childhood Educators (3).
Description: This course provides understanding of factors related to literacy, literacy competencies, procedures for developing literacy instruction, assessment measures for literacy, and applying literacy principles learned. Notes: This course is restricted to the M.A.T. candidates in Early Childhood Education. Offered in fall.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Independent Study/Research

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READ 605 - Literacy Foundations (3)
Description: This first literacy course in the sequence will examine the history and theories of literacy processes and instruction. Students will develop and apply an understanding of current literacy research and evidence-based practices. Notes: Offered in fall.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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READ 615 - Literacy for Learners with Limited English Proficiency and Other Diverse Needs (3)
Description: This course provides an overview of language acquisition processes in native and non-native speakers. Academic and social language challenges for diverse learners are discussed. Corequisite: READ605.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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READ 620 - Literacy Strategies for Struggling Learners (3)
Description: This course enhances candidates¿ knowledge of literacy teaching strategies to meet struggling students¿ needs. It provides background information about a variety of reasons for difficulties, and discusses specific strategies and interventions. Strategies include the use of technological resources. Prerequisites: READ 605, READ 615. Corequisite: READ 616
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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READ 623 - Written Expression in Elementary and Middle School (3).
Description: Graduate candidates will review research-based best practices in writing instruction, examine issues in writing instruction, and create an interdisciplinary writing unit.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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READ 625 - Written Expression Across the Grades (3)
Description: Candidates will examine authentic, evidenced-based practices to develop students’ proficiency in writing. Topics will include the developmental stages of writing, the writing process, writing conventions, and technological integration. Prerequisite: READ616.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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READ 635 - Basic Literacy Diagnostics and Instructional Practices (3)
Description: Candidates gain expertise in introductory assessment and instructional practices related to literacy. Topics will include an introduction to formal and informal assessments. Candidates will learn to interpret and communicate results in order to provide informed instructional decisions. Prerequisite: READ 625. Corequisite: READ 645.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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READ 645 - Teaching Literacy in the Content Areas (3)
Description: Teachers (elementary to adult) identify literacy competencies needed in content areas, assess pupil development of these competencies, and adjust content instruction according to student strengths and needs in culturally diverse classrooms. Notes: Offered in spring and summer. MEd Literacy students must have prerequisite of READ 625 and co-requisite of READ 635.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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READ 651 - Teaching Reading and Writing to Learners with Limited English Proficiency (3).
Description: This course provides an in-depth examination of language as system (phonlogical-orthographic, morphological, semantic, and grammatical cuing systems) with linguistic application to the teaching of minority dialect and second language learners who have limited abilities in processing/applying spoken and written English. The course provides candidates with an understanding of the needs and mono- and multi-lingual as well as multi-dialectual learners. Notes: Offered in spring. Prerequisites: READ 611, 621, 645, 661.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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READ 655 - Advanced Practicum in Literacy Instruction (3)
Description: In this field-based practicum course, candidates will collect, analyze, and report on classroom data. They also will use the data to create instructional resources and conduct demonstration lessons in collaboration with a classroom teacher. Candidates will analyze a school-wide literacy model. This course is inextricably intertwined with READ 665; therefore, candidates will take both courses simultaneously. Prerequisites: READ 636 and READ 645. Corequisite: READ 665.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lab hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Practicum/Cooperative edu

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READ 656 - Principles and Strategies for Assessing and Teaching P-12 English Language Learners (3).
Description: This course provides candidates with clinical or practica experience in performance assessment, planning, and delivery of appropriate instruction to cognitively, linguistically, and/or culturally diverse learners. Notes: Offered in summer. Prerequisites: READ 611, 621, 645, 651, 661.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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READ 665 - Capstone: Literacy Coaching Practicum (3)
Description: This capstone experience provides candidates with practicum experience as they apply and reflect upon literacy coaching techniques and logistics in school and community settings. This course is inextricably intertwined with READ 655; therefore, candidates will take both courses simultaneously. Prerequisite: READ636 and READ645. Corequisite: READ 655.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Curriculum and Pedagogy Department

READ 672 - Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Disabilities (3).
Description: This course is designed to acquaint experienced reading teachers with diagnostic and instructional procedures typical of clinical reading situations. Notes: Work with pupils required. Prerequisites: READ 661, 671, EDUC 681, a graduate course in educational measurement, and a minimum of one year of teaching experience.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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READ 675 - Advanced Practicum in the Teaching of Reading (3:0:3).
Description: Selection and implementation of procedures for evaluation and instruction adapted by teachers to individual and group needs for the literacy development of learners. Notes: Work with students required. Prerequisites: READ 621, 645, 661, 671 and EDUC 640.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Practicum/Cooperative edu

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READ 681 - Organization/Supervision of Reading Programs (3).
Description: An examination of the total reading program and strategies for changes. Notes: Offered in summer. Prerequisites: READ 621, 645, 661, 671, 675,EDUC 640.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Curriculum and Instruction Department

READ 691 - Practicum in the Teaching of Reading (3).
Description: Selection and implementation of procedures for evaluation and instruction that enable the teacher working in a group situation to provide reading instruction adapted to the individual needs of the pupils. Notes: Work with pupils required. Prerequisites: READ 661, 671, or 571, and a minimum of one year teaching experience.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Practicum/Cooperative edu

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READ 699 - General Reading Elective

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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