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EDUC 409 Secondary Reading in the Content Area: Part I

Prerequisites: EDUC 204 and 308. (First semester/3 credits) 

A study of the major approaches to teaching reading to students in grades 7 to 12. Emphasis on the implementation of reading techniques and strategies appropriate to the content areas, which the secondary teacher can apply toward improving secondary students’ reading skills and their attitude toward reading. Some emphasis on the diagnosis and remediation of certain kinds of reading difficulties is included. Field experiences are required which include observations of teachers and the implementation of instructional strategies to groups of students. (Open only to students enrolled in Phase I of the secondary teacher certification program.)