This course focuses on the psychological bases of reading process, stages in development of reading ability and the sequence of reading skill acquisition. Topics covered will include the nature of oral language development, the reading process, and the relationship between reading, writing speaking, listening, visualizing and visually representing. Students will study models of literacy instruction, and the theoretical and practical reasons undergirding those models. The use of diagnostic strategies for knowing the learners' literacy performance and strategies for remediation will be examined. The format of the course will be primarily lecture, discussion, small group activities and presentations.
Only students enrolled in BA Ed. degree program.