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EDUC 739. Differentiating Instruction in Reading

Credits: 3

Focuses on processes and knowledge that affect the acquisition of reading skill. The course examines acquisition of reading skill from a number of different perspectives. In addition, some emphasis is placed on the effects of measures of prevention or reading difficulties and early intervention to prevent the development of severe reading disabilities over time.

Topics include (but are not limited to):  (a) prerequisites of reading and predictors of reading achievement, (b) acquisition of the alphabetic code, decoding strategies and sight word vocabulary, (c) language comprehension and reading, (d) meta linguistics and reading, (e) social, cultural and biological factors that affect acquisition of reading skill, (f) discussion of methods of prevention and treatment of reading difficulties.

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