rdg418 | undergraduate
Phonological Theory And Reading Instruction
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Phonics and Word Decoding
- Understand the predictive value of letter naming fluency in early reading development.
- Recognize the development of print concepts in young children.
- Analyze a research based scope and sequence for teaching the alphabetic principle, phonics, and orthographic patterns.
- Examine a systematic, explicit approach to teaching phonics and word analysis in decoding.
Phonics and Word Decoding (Continued)
- Examine the use and interpretation of phonics surveys, writing samples, and word identification assessments.
- Apply techniques for teaching recognition of common phonetically irregular words in English.
- Examine the role of various syllable structures and morphemes in fluent recognition of multisyllable words.
- Explain the importance of using decodable and controlled text to reinforce word decoding skills.
The History of Scientifically Based Reading Instruction
- Examine the work of the National Reading Panel (NRP).
- Summarize the findings of the National Reading Panel.
- Identify the major elements of No Child Left Behind, Reading First, and Early Reading First.
Phonological and Linguistic Skills Related to Reading
- Identify the speech sounds of English.
- Define the terms: phonological and phonemic awareness, linguistic skills, and phonics.
- Analyze a research based scope and sequence for teaching phonemic and phonological awareness.
- Examine systematic, explicit techniques for teaching phonological awareness, linguistic skills, and phonics.
- Understand the predictive value of phonemic awareness in early reading development.
- Examine the use and interpretation of assessments of phonological and phonemic awareness.
- Examine a systematic, explicit approach to teach orthographic and morphological patterns in spelling.
- Examine the reciprocal relationship between decoding (learning orthographic patterns for reading) and encoding (spelling).
- Examine the use and interpretation of diagnostic spelling inventories.
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