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COURSE NUMBER: EDUC 408
COURSE TITLE: Corrective Reading
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Robert W. Bruinsma
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3(hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 2)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course focuses on holistic diagnostic and corrective approaches for elementary grade students with reading problems. In addition to classroom based lectures and demonstrations, students develop their corrective reading teaching skills by working with an elementary pupil in a school setting and by preparing a major case study of their work.

This course is only open to students in the B.Ed. (AD) program.

Prerequisites: EDUC 301, 306
REQUIRED TEXTS:
  • Bader, Lois A.  & Pearce, Daniel L. (2009). Reading and language inventory. (6th ed.). Merrill (Prentice-Hall). [Required]
  • Campbell, Pat & Brokop, Flo. (1998).  STAPLE Vol. 1 Handbook: Unlocking the Mystique of Teaching Reading and Writing. Edmonton: Literacy Coordinators of Alberta. [Supplied by Instructor]
  • Bruinsma, Robert (2010-11). General Handouts. [Supplied]
  • Bruinsma, Robert (2010-11). Scheduled Handouts.  [Supplied]
  • Shanker, James l. & Ekwall, Eldon, E. Locating and Correcting Reading Difficulties. (8th ed.) Merrill (Prentice Hall). [On Reserve]
  • Tierney, Robert J. and Readence, John E. (2005).  Reading strategies and practices: A compendium. (6th ed.)
  • Pearson/ Allyn & Bacon. [On Reserve]
  • It will also be necessary for students to have ready access to a cassette tape recorder/Dictaphone and a basic electronic calculator.
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Major project50%
Class Presentations (2)30%
Mid-term Exam20%
100%
COURSE OBJECTIVES:
  • Students will be able to articulate clear understanding of reading as a complex interactive process between the reader, the text, and the task.
  • Students will develop an understanding of the key components of effective reading pedagogy.
  • Students will learn how to administer, score, and interpret an informal reading inventory in conjunction with miscue analysis.
  • Students will develop a repertoire of corrective teaching strategies appropriate to readers exhibiting different patterns of reading problems.
  • Students will apply their understanding of corrective reading diagnosis and remediation by working intensively with an elementary grade student who has a reading problem.
  • Students will learn to write a professional case study report.
  • Students will be encouraged to develop an attitude of caring and empathy in working with struggling readers.
COURSE OUTLINE:
  • Introduction to the course; the reading process
  • Intro to reading difficulties
  • Factors in reading difficulties
  • IRI: Intro
  • Interest Inventories
  • Admin of IRI
  • IRI: Scoring & Interpreting
  • IRI: Miscue Analysis
  • Miscue Analysis practice
  • Teaching Reading – Getting Ready
  • Teaching Reading
  • Teaching Reading- Readability, Paired reading (Mtg. with tutee)
  • Teaching Reading – Emergent Literacy
  • Teaching Reading – High Frequency Words
  • Teaching Reading – Phonics
  • Teaching Reading – Teaching Phonics
  • Teaching Reading – Structural Analysis
  • Teaching Reading – Vocabulary
  • Teaching Reading – Comprehension
  • Teaching Reading  - Student Presentations


Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.

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