An overview of the elementary developmental reading program including the skills necessary for critical reading; development of appropriate attitudes and tastes, and adjustment of materials and methods to meet individual needs.
A comprehensive consideration of types of reading and study difficulties; the principles and techniques of diagnosing such difficulties, and the methods and materials useful to the classroom teacher in the remediation of reading problems.
A course designed to give experience in the use and analysis of formal and informal tests used in diagnosing reading problems and related disabilities.
An in-depth examination of the principles underlying the reading process as it relates to secondary school reading demands. This course will offer the opportunity to explore theories of reading, examine techniques and materials, and develop applications to middle, junior high, and high school situations.
A study of the process and procedures which may be employed in planning and implementing defensible reading programs. Students are involved in planning individual programs appropriate for their school or system.
Utilization of reading skills, study strategies and materials as applied to the content fields, and techniques for incorporating reading into content area instruction.
Comprehensive review and evaluation of the literature and research in reading. The influence of research studies upon teaching procedures and upon the selection and use of materials for reading instruction will be considered.
This course is designed to acquaint graduate students with children's reading and writing development from birth through age 8 and with educational approaches used to promote literacy development. The creation of literate environments at home and at school is emphasized.
The keystone of the course is the annual University of Wisconsin Reading Symposium on Factors Related to Reading Performance. The purpose of the symposium is to inform educators of current thinking on factors that appear to influence students' reading performance. The course will include attendance at the symposium and at additional class sessions.